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January 1, 2012 12:49:07 AM

Would more memory make my applications open faster and the connection run faster also? Thanks I have 2 gigs now.

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January 1, 2012 12:53:01 AM

Well it depends on your OS too and other parts that you have, but generally 4 gb's would help out.

What are your specs of your system?
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January 1, 2012 12:53:42 AM

if you run a win 7 64 use 4 gig better then 2 gig
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January 1, 2012 12:58:07 AM

yes it will

but if you use 32bit windows only just over 3gb will be usable

and you need to know the maximum amount of memory your motherboard will support--especially if its older or

you are using a laptop

good news is ram is so cheap at the moment
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January 1, 2012 2:23:56 AM

It's the Mac OS X section. Gee, I wonder what OS he would be using... :p 

Ok, RAM will assist you when you open many files and programmes. Given how cheap RAM is, I would insist that you pick up a 8GB Mac RAM kit. Don't worry, I'm assuming you're running Snow Leopard or Lion so you are able to use all of the RAM.
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January 1, 2012 2:34:15 AM

whoops--facepalm

didnt notice it was Mac--still it was like 3am on new years day when i posted so got some excuse :D 

good thing is even Mac memory is cheap nowadays

happy new year to you all if its arrived yet where ever you are :hello: 
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January 1, 2012 5:19:47 AM

Happens to the best of us mate.

Happy new year.
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January 2, 2012 1:25:18 AM

amdfangirl said:
It's the Mac OS X section. Gee, I wonder what OS he would be using... :p 

Ok, RAM will assist you when you open many files and programmes. Given how cheap RAM is, I would insist that you pick up a 8GB Mac RAM kit. Don't worry, I'm assuming you're running Snow Leopard or Lion so you are able to use all of the RAM.
My OS is Lion with the new Mac Mini and the pages load slow all of a sudden. I have 2 gigs of memory now. Is this my connection? thanks Marv
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January 2, 2012 9:25:53 PM

Open Activity Monitor (Applications > Utilities >) and look in the System Memory tab when you notice a slow down. See how much FREE memory you have (the higher the better), and how big the PAGE INS/PAGE OUTS is (the lower the better).

4GB of RAM is pretty standard nowadays. It is too bad Apple sells machine with only 2GB. At least, memory is cheap now (if you don't buy it from Apple).

Here's a good place to buy memory for your mac:

http://www.macsales.com/

At 29$ for a 2X2GB kit (mac mini 2011 model), it is a no brainer for me. I would even consider the 2X4GB kit for 50$ so I get an eventual good resale value on my machine.


edit: RAM won't affect your connection speed, at least not directly, but web pages might load slower if your system is starving for RAM.
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January 3, 2012 12:28:58 AM

kbits said:
Open Activity Monitor (Applications > Utilities >) and look in the System Memory tab when you notice a slow down. See how much FREE memory you have (the higher the better), and how big the PAGE INS/PAGE OUTS is (the lower the better).

4GB of RAM is pretty standard nowadays. It is too bad Apple sells machine with only 2GB. At least, memory is cheap now (if you don't buy it from Apple).

Here's a good place to buy memory for your mac:

http://www.macsales.com/

At 29$ for a 2X2GB kit (mac mini 2011 model), it is a no brainer for me. I would even consider the 2X4GB kit for 50$ so I get an eventual good resale value on my machine.


edit: RAM won't affect your connection speed, at least not directly, but web pages might load slower if your system is starving for RAM.
Thnanks I sopke with Apple and they told me 2 gigs of ram is sufficient for what I do.
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