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    Lag & Beachballs
    Hello everyone. I recently got Aperture 3 on my 2006 MacBook and have noticed that when running it both processor cores hover around or @ 100% usage (CoreDuo 2Ghz). I am also getting some lag and the occasional beachball as well. The fan also turns on after extensive use and the processor thermometers are reaching what looks like high temps. I have 2gb of RAM and I hear that is the max the logic board will recognize. I have an upgraded HDD but I think it is still the Standard 5200 RPM. My questions are, will this strain on the processor cores start to mess up my computer?, Is there a way to overclock the processor or something to add more RAM?, if I upgrade the HDD to one of higher RPM will that help, if so how much? and what is a the highest temperature I can/ or should run the proccesor @? I have a widget that will give me the temperature... Thanks loads for your help, especially since it seems I won't be upgrading for a while due to my Dell's not selling.

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    What you probably need is more ram...unfortunately...2gig is the max. for your laptop.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    What you probably need is more ram...unfortunately...2gig is the max. for your laptop.

    - Nick
    That's what I figured As far as the processor strain and running temps go, am I going to muck up my computer? Is there a certain temp I should make sure the CPU doesn't exceed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19birel View Post
    That's what I figured As far as the processor strain and running temps go, am I going to muck up my computer? Is there a certain temp I should make sure the CPU doesn't exceed?
    Apple has that covered. If it gets too hot...it will automatically shut down.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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