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    Dec 30, 2009
    13" Unibody MacBook 2.26 2gb RAM, Ipod Touch 8gb 1st Gen, Ipod Touch 8gb 2nd Gen, eMac.
    How much RAM do i need?
    I just got my new MacBook Unibody with 2GB of RAM and i wanted to know if an upgrade is needed. I use my laptop to do schoolwork, facebook, ichat and download music pretty much all the time.

    Would upgrading RAM make my macbook faster at all or would it not be affected at all?

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    Mar 17, 2009
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    Upgrading the RAM would help if you were running several apps at once or doing some graphics intensive work like Final Cut or Photoshop. 2gb is very adequate, but if you just really want to make the move to 4gb, it's not that expensive if you do it on your own. Go to and enter your specs to see which RAM is compatible with your machine. I haven't looked there in a while so I don't know what the price range is right now.

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    Nov 15, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 8+, 2015 iMac 16 GB 10.13 beta
    One stat that might help you decide whether a memory upgrade is needed is the number of page ins/page outs that occur. The more page outs that occur the more your Mac is having to read from the virtual memory file on your hard drive thus slowing things down. Here's a summary of how to use Activity Monitor to find/interpret that information. Does my mac need more memory? | Macintosh How To
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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    2GB of RAM is more than enough for the stuff that you listed.

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