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nikhil.busted Level 1 (0 points)

I have a macbook that is running very slow...

 

Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory: 2GB 1067 MHz DDR3

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB

Software: Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11E53)

Storage: 127.23 GB free out of 249.2 GB

 

I've tried reinstalling the osx, repairs from disk utility...


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • karmartinw Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe you can to clear or format all the unecessary folder or stuff. Sometimes certain stuff may make the file or application makes the programm running slow. Like me, last time I used to have many application. When I delete all this application and stuff, my macbook running better. On your problem maybe it different and try to format the macbook.

     

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  • nikhil.busted Level 1 (0 points)

    I've tried many things including deleting files, applications etc. I've even tried formatting the mac. But still it doesn't help.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    Lion is a hungry beast...You have the Minimum amount of RAM installed...

     

    This is just a suggestion... But... Have you considered increasing the RAM to the maximum your Mac will take...

     

    See Here for RAM  >  http://www.macsales.com/

     

    See Here for Installing  >   http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1651

     

     

    It is important to get the Correct and Matching RAM.

  • nikhil.busted Level 1 (0 points)

    If I increase my RAM to 4GB will it help my laptop? I will upgrading my mac to mountain lion. Will work fast then on 4GB or it will be a waste of money for me?

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    Never a waste of money... Install more RAM you will be glad you did...

  • nikhil.busted Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok I'll give it a shot.

  • EoinDM Level 1 (0 points)

    I know there are many tutorial videos and manuals on how to install the RAM once you get it, but realistically, is it easy/hard to do?

    Or should I just bring it to a repair shop if I have no experience with doing it?

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    EoinDM wrote:

     

    I know there are many tutorial videos and manuals on how to install the RAM once you get it, but realistically, is it easy/hard to do?

    Or should I just bring it to a repair shop if I have no experience with doing it?

     

    It is usually quite straight forward to do... What type of Mac do you have...

  • EoinDM Level 1 (0 points)

    Macbook Pro 5,5 13"

     

    It does seem straight forward from the link you posted above. Am I right in thinking that I'm better off just getting 2GB extra and filling both memory slots?


    I'm all the way over in Ireland, but the $ price seems great value for an extra 2GB. Didn't think it was that inexpensive until now!

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    EoinDM wrote:

     

    Macbook Pro 5,5 13"

     

    It does seem straight forward from the link you posted above. Am I right in thinking that I'm better off just getting 2GB extra and filling both memory slots?


    ...

     

    For best performance, don't mix sizes; always install two identical memory modules...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1270

     

    So best to get 2 x 2 GB sticks of RAM... giving you a total of 4 GB...

     

    And be sure to get the Correct and Matching RAM for your MBP.

     

     

    EoinDM wrote:

     

    ... Didn't think it was that inexpensive until now!

     

    RAM is a lot cheaper these days...

     

    Cheers...

  • nikhil.busted Level 1 (0 points)

    I went to apple service center and the engineer said that upgrading RAM on my machine won't help me to run faster Mac OSX Lion. What should I do? Should I upgrade my RAM or no?

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    nikhil.busted wrote:

     

    I went to apple service center and the engineer said that upgrading RAM on my machine won't help me to run faster Mac OSX Lion. What should I do? Should I upgrade my RAM or no?

     

    Increaseing the RAM will assist in the smoother running of your Mac...

     

     

    Message was edited by: AnaMusic

  • nikhil.busted Level 1 (0 points)

    Check the top most post. That's mine only. It's got all the details.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    Cool... So I stand by my first post... and that increasing the RAM will assist in the Smooth running of your Mac...

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