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Need more ram?

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Rumi ableh Calculating status...
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Oct 26, 2012 7:36 AM

based on this screen capture of my mac mini

do i need more ram?( i only run safari when i take this)  . and any advice to speed up my mac ??

Screen Shot 2012-10-26 at 9.21.56 PM.png

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to Rumi ableh)

    While there are some page outs, it's ony 2% of page ins. When page outs get above 10% that's a pointer to more memory being needed (note the values reset when you reboot).

     

    That said, 2GB of memory, while the minimum for Mountain Lion and Lion, many have found that 4GB is required for performance.

  • christopherfromlima Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 8:23 AM (in response to BGreg)

    I would definitely bump to 4GB.

  • christopherfromlima Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to Rumi ableh)

    No prob, it's not a huge deal. But it would likely be a bit snappier with some more RAM. Take a look at Crucial.com, tell it what machine you have and see what memory options it give you. You can probably do it for under $35 if you look around.

  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to Rumi ableh)

    4GB (2 x 2GB) should run you around $25-$30. I would just do that and reevaluate the performance. That may be enough, especially on a new system.

  • christopherfromlima Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to BGreg)

    I agree, just getting to 4GB should make a big difference.

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