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Not Enough RAM !?!!!!
Authored by: col_harris on Jun 09, '04 02:23:52AM

I'm originally a PC user but recently purchased a nice G4 Ti PowerBook that kicks arse. It came with 256Mb, so I quickly upgraded to 768Mb. Unfortunately to my amazment that is still not enough.

The PC machines I work on at home and at work both have 1Gig but I rarely see them use much more that 750Mb at any time.

My PowerBook on the other hand likes to each up the RAM like it was a pile of hash cookies and then gets the muchies and starts eating up my hard drive space with swap files. I also running the same programs I would on my PCs. Why are the macs so RAM hungry??

There doesn't seem to be much of a solution except to buy more RAM. However the price of a 1Gig ram chip for a Ti laptop is out of my price range so it looks like I'll have to live with my unsatisfied ram hungry mac for the
little longer.

P.S Those of you that have 4Gig+, you don't need all that!! How about giving some to me ;-D



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Not Enough RAM !?!!!!
Authored by: Dunestrider on Jun 09, '04 01:24:33PM

I've found that, no matter how much RAM you put in a Windows machine, you see little or no improvement in speed. With Macs, additional memory, especially lots of additional memory, the speed increase is significant.



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Not Enough RAM !?!!!!
Authored by: xcarroll on Jun 18, '04 09:40:51AM

You might be looking at the Apple price for RAM? there are other vendors.



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