5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2013 2:17 PM by Jesse215
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I have a late 2006 model Macbook (13.3 inch Black) running Leopard (Mac OSX 10.5.8). Specifics: 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. It is running slowly and freezes/crashes programs (notably MS Word 2008 v. 12.3.5 and iTunes 10). Thinking about getting 4GB of RAM to put off having to buy a new computer. But Apple does not recommend more than 2GB of RAM for this model. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1651#link3. But has anyone else upgraded the RAM and been fine?

 

I need something that can run iTunes, MS Office, and iLife reasonably well with a minimum of freezing or crashing. I am a music student finishing up my doctorate and need these programs to work well! Perhaps it's just time to upgrade to a new computer? My 2006 Macbook is still plugging along, so I'm hesitant to upgrade unless I have to...

 

I have 39GB free and 72GB used. Most of my information is stored on my 1TB WD external.


MacBook (13-inch Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.5.8)