Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to Kappy)
I installed the new pair, so there's two of 2GBs below & 2 of 4GBs above, yet I still see no improved performance and my internet browsing, if anything, seems slower, with browsers running up memory usage quite rapidly...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 3:46 PM (in response to Saxman)
Adding RAM only makes it possible to run more programs concurrently. It doesn't speed up the computer nor make games run faster. What it can do is prevent the system from having to use disk-based VM when it runs out of RAM because you are trying to run too many applications concurrently or using applications that are extremely RAM dependent. It will improve the performance of applications that run mostly in RAM or when loading programs.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 4:01 PM (in response to Saxman)
For improving performance see:
Mac Maintenance Quick Assist,
Mac OS X speed FAQ,
Speeding up Macs,
How to Speed up Macs, ,
Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance,
Essential Mac Maintenance: Get set up,
Essential Mac Maintenance: Rev up your routines,
Maintaining OS X,
Five Mac maintenance myths and
Myths of required versus not required maintenance for Mac OS X for information.27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 4:26 PM (in response to Kappy)
Hmm... I wonder why the people at Crucial didn't just say that from the start. I assumed things would be moving faster, not just that I'd have more RAM in storage, to be used when needed....
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to baltwo)
Baltwo, you've already posted this same info, and it's not addressing my issue. I didn't ask what to do to increase performance, I know all this stuff, my question pertained to seeing a difference when adding more RAM.