I am about to buy my first Mac. I have decided on the Aluminum 2.0ghz MacBook, 2GB, and 250GB HDD.
I have 2 questions:
1) Is there any need to upgrade the memory to 4GB? I have heard the OS works fine with the lower memory (as compared to most PCs). I dont really game on my computer, but do watch TV online some.
2) I start school in August, I have the money for the purchase, and would prefer to get it now......but is there any reason for me to wait until August? Just wondering if an insider has any idea of upcoming deals or upgrades expected in the near future.
I was buying a MacBook Pro tomorrow and I needed to know if I needed to select the 8GB of memory option for the 13.3 inch laptop? I will be running Windows 7 in VMWare as a virtual machine. I wanted to dedicate 3GB to the process to have it run as seamless as possible and therefore I would have 5GB to allocate to my OS X and that run as fast as possible as well. I know it is completely overkill, but I don't ever ever want to have to deal with a slowdown. I have had a top tier HP Elitebook with 4GB ram come down to its knees using just using windows media player playing music and I don't want to have to worry about that problem with this machine.
Applications always running at the same time: -Firefox (Multiple Windows) -Microsoft OneNote -iTunes -Windows 7 -Adobe Photoshop CS4 -AIM -Yahoo Messenger -MSN Messenger -HD Movies running on VLC Player -Sometimes running Maya/3ds Max
I am not too worried about the apple tax because I want to have the memory supported by apple care
Does anyone know how well the 9600GT with 512MB memory run Fallout 3? And their thoughts on trying to run Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3. Last when I run windows directly on the machine would I experience any performance lag.
I am planning to upgrade the RAM in my wife's 13" MBP (mid-2009). Currently it has 2GB. When I upgraded the HDD to 500GB, I didn't pay attention, but I vaguely remember seeing only one 2GB stick in there. Is that the case? If so, is it advised to buy a "matching" 2 GB stick or 2x2GB new ones?
Secondly, I have some Officemax gift cards to use before the end of this month, and I realized that they carry Crucial memory. Crucial website states the compatible memory for the mid-2009 13" MBP as "DDR3 PC3-8500 ē CL=7 ē Unbuffered ē NON-ECC ē DDR3-1066 ē 204-pin SODIMM".
Would this work in the 13" MBP? CT25664BC1067 at OM CT25664BC1067 official site
I just got the new Macbook Pro and its awesome! I was a PC user earlier .However I was wondering whether the Macbook Pro 17 inch ( newest model) memory can be changed, I got the 4 GB RAM and want to upgrade to the 8 GB ram.
So I'm finally sick of my wife's laptop and it's measly 512mb's of ram and would like to run bootcamp and some 'light' use of 3ds max it's clear a Ram upgrade is needed. My question for you apple gurus is can her system handle more than 2gb's of ram... i'm obviously challenging the max ram statement on the linked page I've heard of people installing more than the "limit" and the system running fine. I'd like to get 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) on two SO-DIMMs.
first of all, can 4gb's work in this laptop and secondly, does anyone recommend memory that's proven to work in this scenario?
My girlfriend has a Macbook 13' and recently she told me a problem with it, everytime she opens Word the system slows down, big time. It sounded like a Ram problem because I know Word is mem hog, plus all her other programs running. Anyway the Macbook comes with 512mb which is crap and can barely run much of anything, I looked it up and its fairly easy to install, so this is where you guys come in.
I need to find out how much Ram I can install (only 2? or up to 4? and can OSX even recognize 4?) and what Ram is compatiable (I thought Ram was universal, but I could be wrong)
have had my macbook pro for a year and a half...figure it's time to experiment. I want to upgrade to either a 7200 RPM drive OR a solid state drive AND add Vista Ultimate either through boot camp or another piece of software. So two questions:
1) Where can I get apple HD's
2) How hard is it to swap an HD in a 2008 model MBPRO
3) What software makes it easiest and WORKS the best with Vista?
i had a macbook pro that i bought last year in april, its not the unibody. i would like to upgrade the ram to 4 gigs, do i have to use apple ram? like ram from sites like tigerdirect.ca but written apple, would this work? [url] also, how many ram slots are there and how fast can they go?
I recently got my macbook pro 13 and am loving every minute of it, so much better than windows for me personally.
The mac was running really fast to start with with internet pages loading immediately on firefox. However, yesterday i installed office for mac and now things are loading more slowly, sometimes a 1-3 second delay while it loads.
Does anyone know if this is just something random or is it caused by installing office for mac? If it is caused by office for mac, would upgrading from 2gb to 4gb make webpages load faster? And generally make things more snappy on the mac?
I only use the laptop for office documents, internet browsing, movie watching and listening to music...so no intense video editing or any thing like that.
I got a macbook pro and I asked them to give me an upgrade for a 4GB instead of the standard 2GB DDR3. I returned the notebook but they had a policy that I should keep the 2GB DDR3 I asked them to install. This costs about GBP 80. So I ended up with 2GB DDR3 that I paid for the GBP 80. I checked online and I could find them for a much cheaper price. Why then apple has it with this price? Are they any different? Is the GBP 80 the price for the 2GB DDR3 only or inclusive the price difference between 2x1GB and 2GB one chip DDR3. Because in the process I guess they had to take out the 2x1GB chips and insert 2x2GB chips to fill up the two internal memory slots. I asked them but they told me that it is the cost of just the 1x2GB DDR3 increase that I ordered?
i have a Unibody Macbook Pro 13" 2.24 GHZ Laptop. I want to upgrade to 4 GB but am unsure of the ram specifications i need to buy. I am interedted in the crucial 4gb ram. a Newegg link of the proper ram for my laptop?
I've got my first Macbook Unibody that i've had for a little over a week now, and I love it (First Apple computer period). I've been using it with Parallels and everything's been running great, however I'm beginning to wonder if I'll get better performance with more RAM. I haven't really looked at the RAM usage of OS X right now, however I do know that with Linux the amount of RAM you're currently using isn't really relevant, it's swap space that's relevant.
Also, I don't do anything graphic intensive except for gaming in Windows (bootcamp) every once in a while, in OS X I use Parallels all of the time, so it may come in use there, but again that's what I'm asking for.
i got my macbook white 2.1 ghz intel core 2 duo last year. i wanna do ram upgrade on it. rite now it has 1 gb 667 mhz ddr2 sdram, i was thinking of upgrading it to 2 or 4(if possible). but i dunno which type of ram n wht company would be suitable. i mean i tried looking into my local electronics store on their site, but they are showing some sodimm ram or sumthn... nt sure wht any of those mean..
I am looking at getting a MB 13" or a MBP 13". Can I upgrade the Ram in the normal macbook? its saying 2gig of ram, where as the MBP can upgrade to 4. both only have one slot inside for ram. Can the normal MB take 4 gig stick and run it as 4?
I bought a MacBook on THURSDAY and now they already have new ones! Is there a way I can upgrade? My friend also recently bought a MacBook Pro and he mentioned something about Customer Relations refunding him money or something of that nature. What does this mean?
Is there a way to upgrade without paying an arm and a leg (again)?
Third- I bought an iPhone 3G 8gig mid December. I remember that at that time they had some sort of update process where you could trade in your older iPhone for a newer one.
Do you think they're going to do this? Would it be better to leave it jailbroken and do a software unlock on my current one and sell it on craigslist?
I have a macbook pro from last year Q4 2009, with 2.53 core 2 duo and the 9400M G. If I buy a motherboard of the newest macbook pro with the i5/i7 cores and gt330m, would it work? I mean basically buying the new macbook pro at a very low price?
I just got my 4GB crucial kit in today, 2x2GB 800MHz DDR2. Since the new white macbook update just came out (2.13GHz), and it reportedly supports 800MHz RAM, I decided to try and upgrade mine (2.0GHz model). I just wanted to report that my macbook recognizes it no problem, and reports the speed at 800MHz.
I just purchased a used Elitebook 8540w with i7 quad core and four memory slots (I love it!). ¬†It is running 64 bit Windows 7 Professional ¬†It came with one 4gb memory module and I purchased an additional 4gb module to bring total RAM to 8gb. ¬† ¬† I have the HP document that shows for two 4gb memory modules, one should be in memory slot 1 and the other in memory slot 3 for correct functioning of dual channel memory. ¬†All set right? ¬† Not quite. ¬†In the¬†Elitebook 8540w, the primary memory slots under the keyboard are clearly labeled "1" and "2" ¬†However, the expansion memory slots on the underside of the chassis are also clearly labeled "1" and "2" ¬†Opps! ¬†There is no "3" and there is no "4" ¬†In which of the unfilled three slots do I install the second 4gb module for correct functioning of dual channel memory?