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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 22, 2006
    Memory suggestion
    Hey guys,

    I currently have a Macbook w/ 1 gig of RAM. I'm usually running Photoshop, Indesign and Bridge (CS3) and Firefox all at the same time, and notice considerable lag when switching between programs. I was wondering what you guys suggest in terms of upgrading. Should I goto 2 gigs or 3? Do you guys think I'll notice a big difference or is there something else that I could do that would serve me better?

    Edit: Sorry, I don't know if the 3 gig max is addressed elsewhere on this forum, but my I got that figure from

    Thanks in advance,

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2006
    N. Ireland
    Mac Pro 2xQuad core 2.8GHZ
    I have 2 gig in my MacBook and dont notice any lag in photoshop with lots of other apps open (including final cut express), the only issue i have is the fan noise

  3. #3

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    Member Since
    Mar 19, 2007
    I also have 2GB or RAM in my MacBook. I can run Photoshop, Illustrator, iTunes and have multiple windows open with Safari without lag problems.

    Del, I hear you on the fan noise. If I even sneeze on my MacBook with Photoshop open, the fans kick on.
    iMac - 2.4 C2D - 4GB RAM | MacBook - 2.0 C2D - 2GB RAM | AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    Apr 04, 2007
    Durtburg, WV
    Sooper Fast!
    2 should be fine. from 2 to 3, you most likely won't notice much performance gain unless you're running actions and filters that usually take some processing time, then it will be minimal. At that point, it may be worth upgrading to a faster hard drive if you haven't.
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  5. #5

    Member Since
    Nov 22, 2006
    Thanks for the replies guys. Not the response I was expecting, so doubly thanks! Good thing i asked

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