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    quick & dumb question about memory!

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    quick & dumb question about memory!
    i kno this might dumb but im not really familiar with RAM memories and all
    so i got a question for u experts.

    i got a 13in macbook that has 2GB DDR3 Memory
    but currently i am facing series of system overload error messages
    whenever im working with my Logic Studio

    and also it definitely got much much slower than i bought it
    and it hasnt been an year.

    so..
    to make this computer to work better and faster

    do i just to need to replace the memory to 4GB?

    because im thinking about buying a display and use this macbook
    instead of buying an iMac

    so if i had 4GB memory on this one, would it work better?

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    quick & dumb question about memory!
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    It would definitely help out and work faster and smoother. If it is much slower than when you bought it, a fresh install will probably help out. 4 gb of ram and a fresh install should have your macbook running like new.
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    quick & dumb question about memory!
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    Definitely would make Logic run better with more RAM (more tracks at once). Of course if you were to buy one of the NEW iMacs you would see significant gains.

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    quick and dumb question about memory!
    How much storage space is left on you HDD? If you are below 15% of your total space, that may be why your machine has slowed down so much. You might consider a bigger HDD, especially if you do a lot of photo and video work. To add to the other comments, additional RAM is a great idea. I believe in the old saying, "You can never have too much RAM!" One of the newer machines might be great, too, but do you really want to wait to find out?

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    quick & dumb question about memory!

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    thank you guys for answers

    @Mac Pro; what do you mean by a fresh install?
    @chipz; i hav about 25% left in my HDD so i guess i just need a new RAM?

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    quick & dumb question about memory!
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    He means pop in the additional memory, then boot from the OS disc, is it Tiger, Leopard or Snow Leopard as your post does not say, format the drive and install a brand new version of your OS X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    He means pop in the additional memory, then boot from the OS disc, is it Tiger, Leopard or Snow Leopard as your post does not say, format the drive and install a brand new version of your OS X.
    Adding additional memory is fine. Doing a fresh install to solve a problem is the last thing you should ever do. That is Windows mentality and it may or may not solve the problem.

    You should try repairing permissions and using Onyx to see if that solves the problem first.
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    quick & dumb question about memory!
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    I don't believe it is the last thing you should ever do but I agree that you should try repairing the permissions first.
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    quick & dumb question about memory!

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    alright thank you guys so much for the answers
    i'll try repairing permissions first and buy the RAM

    btw mine is snow leopard if that matters

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    quick & dumb question about memory!

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    You might want to find your machine on a website like <lowendmac.com> or <everymac.com> to make sure your MacBook would recognize more than 2gb of ram. My Core 2 Duo will recognize up to 3gb, for example.

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