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    4gb? Is that it?

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    4gb? Is that it?
    Hi everyone,

    I got a unibody macbook. Just wondering if 4 gb is really the max I can go?

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    4gb? Is that it?
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    I would ask... Why? For what purpose is it that you think you need more than 4GB?
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    4gb? Is that it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Check at Crucial.com to see how much you can put in your particular machine.

    I would ask... Why? For what purpose is it that you think you need more than 4GB?
    Just wondering.... However, I have 3gb and some times I see the rainbow thinking circle.

    I get it quite a bit. Do you think more ram will fix that?

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    4gb? Is that it?
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    I agree with bobtomay, however, for info purposes, your particular MacBook can accept 6 GB of memory. As for the spinning wheel... when it happens what are you doing at the time?

    Regards.

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    4gb? Is that it?

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    I have a few firefox windows open, itunes, aduim, ical....

    I don't do any photo or video editing or anything like that.

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    4gb? Is that it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    I agree with bobtomay, however, for info purposes, your particular MacBook can accept 6 GB of memory. As for the spinning wheel... when it happens what are you doing at the time?

    Regards.
    Really 6g?

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    4gb? Is that it?

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    I've got an Aluminum Unibody with 4Gb in it. I do some graphics type stuff with SnapFish and Pixen, some audio with Audacity, the intermittent game of Star Wars Battlefront, I'll use Celestia or Stellarium from time to time, plus Safari, Adium, iTunes, and MS Excel are open 99% of the time. Even with this, I'm yet to experience any lag due to a lack of RAM.

    There are people who do far more than we do on our machines who have "only" 4Gb of RAM. I don't know if you'd see as significant of an improvement as you're expecting, although that machine shouldn't be slow by any means.
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    4gb? Is that it?
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    Before you spend the extra dough to max the ram try running for a while with Activity Monitor open (you can find it in your Utilities folder). When the spinning wheel happens what processes are using the most cpu time?
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    4gb? Is that it?

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    i just got the new uni WhiteBook too and i heard only 4 but then i went on crucial i think it was and they had a 6GB for my MB when i put in which one i had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    Before you spend the extra dough to max the ram try running for a while with Activity Monitor open (you can find it in your Utilities folder). When the spinning wheel happens what processes are using the most cpu time?
    Picture 2.png

    This is what on average I have open. Oh I forgot, I usually have youtube open and is usually streaming tv from justin.tv... Don't have cable... I currently have 3gb installed and I still get the hour glass.

    Is it better to have a bunch of firefox windows open or should I just tab every thing?

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    4gb? Is that it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddha3569 View Post
    Picture 2.png

    This is what on average I have open. Oh I forgot, I usually have youtube open and is usually streaming tv from justin.tv... Don't have cable... I currently have 3gb installed and I still get the hour glass.

    Is it better to have a bunch of firefox windows open or should I just tab every thing?
    I read it somewhere that if the ram is not in matching pairs in the Mac there
    would not be a significant performance increase so I have to ask as it has always been in duplicate pairs on the Apple site how did you end up with 3
    instead of 2 or 4.

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    4gb? Is that it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    I read it somewhere that if the ram is not in matching pairs in the Mac there
    would not be a significant performance increase so I have to ask as it has always been in duplicate pairs on the Apple site how did you end up with 3
    instead of 2 or 4.
    Well it's a ddr3 pc8500 like the stock one. a buddy of mine gave it to me but he only had the one.

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