View Single Post
Old 11-04-2013, 02:21 AM
Konstantinos's Avatar
Konstantinos Konstantinos is offline
Y Rated - 186 mph
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Norwalk, CT
Posts: 4,868
Send a message via AIM to Konstantinos

Hey, not sure how I missed this until now. Good catch on the 2GB up to 8 or 16. 2GB is the "minimum" requirement, but any version of OS X above Snow Leopard (10.6) really needs at lest 4GB to run decently. 8GB gives you some time, but 16 will future proof you even longer.

As far as other issues - are you experiencing pinwheeling? The second really common issue that could cause this is a drive going bad. Hopefully you have a backup. If the pinwheeling still continues after you upgrade the RAM I would highly recommend getting the drive tested using a block-level scan. I use Tech Tool Pro for the company's use as a first line of defense. Every computer we work on gets TTP-ed first before we do any work on it.

Otherwise, I'm sorry to say, but anything permissions-related doesn't do jack for a computer's speed. You only mess with permissions if there is actually a problem with something the computer is doing, and is NOT something an end-user should concern themselves with.

If you upgrade the RAM, and the drive passes the tests, but is still slow, I would recommend taking it somewhere, or you can mail it in to us. I highly doubt you will need to get to any of the steps past the RAM, however. Note: what system are you running? I know you mentioned it's running the "most recent" but Mavericks came out about 2 weeks ago or so, are you on that? (Mavericks is 10.9)

As far as your RAM - make 100% sure it's compatible with your system, If it's not, it either won't fit, or won't boot. You can't cause any problems by installing the wrong RAM - it just won't boot until you get the right RAM back in there. Good luck, and keep us posted!
The statement below is true
The statement above is false
Reply With Quote