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    Ram?
    i was thinking about updating my ram. i currently have 2 x '512mb ram' and am going to update to 2 x '1gb ram'... will this make my macbook a lot faster?? and what should i do with the old RAM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lk09 View Post
    ... will this make my macbook a lot faster?? and what should i do with the old RAM?
    Maybe...a little. Depends what you're doing with your MacBook. If you're just surfing the internet & email...then you probably won't see much of a speed increase.

    Sell the ram on e-Bay...but you probably won't get much for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lk09 View Post
    i was thinking about updating my ram. i currently have 2 x '512mb ram' and am going to update to 2 x '1gb ram'... will this make my macbook a lot faster??
    Not necessarily. While it can't hurt, you shouldn't expect a dramatic increase unless the programs you run actually demand it. Start up your most often used applications, then open Activity Monitor (Applications => Utilties). Click the System Memory tab and take a gander at the pie chart:



    If you see lots of blue and green, you don't need more memory.

    and what should i do with the old RAM?
    eBay? Craigslist?
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    thanks!!

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