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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 29, 2011
    San Francisco
    Late 2011 15 in MBP, 2.2 i7, 8 GB RAM; iPhone 4; iPad 2 16GB, AT&T
    Whether to upgrade RAM
    Have a late 2011 i7 2.2 MacBook Pro 15 in. Find that Safari tends freeze up while I am also doing downloads, have pretty good Comcast bandwidth. Am wondering whether upgrading RAM would help the situation. The recommend is up to 8 GB but have also read that you can upgrade to 16 GB. Any comments?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Oct 13, 2011
    2011 13" 10.8 (latest)
    I would get 8Gb if you can. But that shouldnt really improve your internet browsing.

    Go into your settings and change your DNS. Click the + and add some there. are good ones and you can search the forums for others as well.

    That should speed up your internet.
    8Gb is always good to have and 16 if you can afford it

    Or try using a different browser.

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    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    I wouldn't do (it's not a valid IP btw, it's effectively 'null'.)

    Googles public DNS servers ( and however, do work quite well.
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    You may want to give Chrome/FireFox a shot and see if the issue is with Safari or something else..

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