i'm confused about something....

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  1. fogeyman7

    fogeyman7 New Member

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    i have a mac, and i have a feeling that my computer is low on memory....if i were to add memory, what would be better and work better etc., also the same question about a hard drive
     
  2. Bolicious

    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    Say what?
     
  3. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    gotta list what model you have so we can let ya know what is compatible in your system.
     
  4. fogeyman7

    fogeyman7 New Member

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    i have a 15 in powerbook
     
  5. Icedog

    Icedog New Member

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    go to the apple menu and select "about this mac"

    tell us the specs, mainly the info about the processor.

    then we can figure out what kind of stuff you need.
     
  6. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    having more memory means that every program running has essentially a bigger work space in which to do stuff. think of it like this: say a program is like a pro chef in a kitchen (kitchen=your computer). imagine if the chef had a really small table to work on, like a foldout sized table. he'd have to keep running back and forth to the fridge and other places to do things and get things since he didn't have enough room to do stuff on the table. this is like not having enough ram--your programs need to do calculations and hold data in memory, but when there isn't enough "table-space," it has to push stuff "off of the table" (out of ram) and onto the hard drive (which is much slower than ram), and later when it needs that information again, it has to go and find it and pull it off of the hard drive (again, slow).

    i hope my analogy is at all helpful
     
  7. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    great analogy!
     
  8. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    ...and you could say the fridge is like the hard drive.
     
  9. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

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    ...and you could say the celery is an instant message
     
  10. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    ...and the stinky bologna is spam.
     
  11. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    :rofl: what have i done
     
  12. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    I don't know, but I really hate spam.
     
  13. tenplanescrashing

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    max that bitch out...
     

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