8 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2012 4:18 AM by mumbles2701
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Would my 2GB Core i5 Mini benefit massively from a huge memory upgrade? i currently have it processing photos and videos and music while i'm away and remote into it. It very slow on remote but I don't know why that is. Slow as in almost unusable. Would the memory help it? speed it up? speed up my access to it?

 

£100 seems like it might be worth it


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
Solved by woodmeister50 on May 10, 2012 3:59 AM Solved

Page Outs are swaps from internal memory to disk

because there are requests for memory and there is

none available, so to make space, the OS temporarily

moves what it can to disk to make room.

 

That number you give there pretty much says you are

quite memory starved.

Reply by Gerry Brown on May 8, 2012 11:12 AM Helpful

You should evaluate this with the Activity Monitor.  If you see a lot of page faults, then the additional memory would help.  But you also may want to consider replacing the hard drive with an SSD.

Reply by woodmeister50 on May 9, 2012 3:35 AM Helpful

You really should have at least 4 gig.  Just installing that

much will improve performance as 2 gig is a very minimal

requirement, especially for Lion.

 

My rule of thumb has always been, for any computer,

"install as much RAM as you can afford".

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