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This seems like a lot of work to me since your swap rates are easily measured and generally not at all the bottleneck that needs alleviating on OS X systems I've managed. Losing swap will be highly destructive to data integrity so you should have your system backed up regularly and able to be restored and files reconstructed if they become corrupt during a ...


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@AJP - your computer can actually support up to 16BG of ram (1066mhz 8GB x2 sticks notebook DDR3 memory). My 2010 MacBook Pro has a nearly identical motherboard and runs 16GB fine, as will yours (2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU.)


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Your mac shouldn't be freezing. Do a apple hardware test or take it to an apple store. Apple Hardware Test: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201257


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No, you cannot add more RAM. Open up Activity monitor, located in the Utilities folder of the Applications folder (or just search using Spotlight) /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor Go to the memory tab and check out the memory pressure and swap used. If the memory pressure is too high (yellow/red graph) you can figure out which applications are ...


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Just like the MacBook Air line, the retina MacBook Pro line has no distinct RAM slots. This is clearly stated in the tech specs as well as the user manuals for your model. http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/ Why not ask a follow-on question documenting the memory pressure you are seeing on the Mac and perhaps we can assist you in not needing ...


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Or is it massively more difficult to solder new memory into a laptop than it is to solder some simple electronics project? Yes, it is; although "massively more difficult" is almost an understatement. It's an entirely different process. Take a close look at the Macbook Air motherboard. The RAM chips are the four large components in the red box on the ...


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iFixit, who is a proponent of replacing everything in your system, does not provide a guide to replace the RAM (only the entire logic board, on which the RAM is soldered). This alone should tell you that it is something that should not be attempted by users who are not professionals. One user did ask in their forums if it was possible. Here's one response: ...


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It's most likely because the difficulty (practical impossibility?) of getting RAM that is compatible and would fit inside the case. They don't use SO-DIMMs.


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It looks like you a part of wide problem for your model as reported elsewhere. 2011 Macbook Pro Graphics Card Defect In some cases Apple will replace your logic board free of charge even if it is out of warranty, but that you need to discuss with them. Take Action


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I am sure you want to upgrade the RAM on your machine from 4GB to 8GB.I had a similar case for my early 2011 MBP (I've not still not upgraded RAM on my machine). Upgrade from 4GB to 8GB RAM How to find the current installed memory and it's details Navigate here to match exact details You can match the exact RAM details that you want for upgrade ...


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Usually there is no issue with using faster-rated RAM as long as all the other specs of the RAM match what is required. It will run at the speed of the onboard memory controller.


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Apple's specs for the Mid 2010 17" MacBook Pro state the maximum is 8GB. OWC maintains a list of Macs that can accept more RAM than Apple's official numbers. Unfortunately the Mid 2010 MBP is not on that list. (Do not confuse it with the Mid 2010 13" MacBook.)


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According to Apple tech specs, you can't upgrade to 16GB. 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010) - Technical Specifications


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I just did the same thing the other day. Works fine. One thing I would note is that the memory that came preinstalled was in slots 1 and 3 so I just put the new memory in 2 and 4. It wouldn't startup! So I removed the memory and tried again. Put the original 2 x 4gb into slots 1 and 2 and the new 2 x 8gb into slots 3 and 4. All worked fine and have had no ...


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You won't have any problem if you add more memory. But, be careful, new memory must have the exact same specs as original.


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This is not an answer but perhaps a hint. I am (since Yosemite) having this problem with all the Office for Mac programs. If I "open recent" no problem. If I open from Finder instead of the application, no problem. But if I open Word or Excel or Powerpoint and then go to find a file, the program becomes unresponsive and I have to force quit.


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No, your MacBook model cannot be upgraded to a version later than Mac OS X 10.6.8 because of restrictions imposed by Apple. It is highly likely that even if you could install a later version, your system would run unstable and/or slow. Regarding upgrading your hardware, yes, it's possible, but I'd say you'll have a hard time finding parts (other than RAM, ...


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I had Yosemite running on my MacBook (13" mid-2010) with 2 Gb, but it is unworkably slow. Minimal apps including email and safari along with the OS will eat 2.7 Gb. Everything is frustratingly slow, much more so than under Mavericks, which was ok but not great. Just now I increased the ram to 4 Gb (the most for this machine) and everything is smooth and ...


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I always recommend an SSD as an upgrade to revitalize just about any system. You will notice a performance increase with an SSD, though it will be mostly load times (we're talking a night and day difference here). You aren't going to increase your frame rate. Sure, it's true that your system doesn't have many more years (months) left in it, but if you buy a ...


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IMO it is not worth if you do the math. You would come by for a short while with SSD + RAM, but soon to find out you do not have enough computing power. You would need to upgrade the GPU + CPU + RAM + SSD to bring it up to snuff to last you another 3-5 years. So what ever money you spend, it will not bring you up to today's standard and maybe only improve ...


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More RAM will always give you a nice little performance boost but the real power comes down to what processor you have.


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I found this online Tool that might help you. Load your File and use it to find out what the problem might be.


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I ran into some issues like this with a PDF which contained some embedded vector images… the images were plots generated by Mathematica which had been exported as PDF files. The images were composed of a few thousand data points. As Preview attempted to plot these (thousands of) vectors, it would lock up (just as you describe). Exporting the images from ...


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I have doubts a 16 GB setup would work. I installed the Crucial scan, and this is what it says: Your Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013); System specs as shipped by the manufacturer; Maximum memory: 16384MB *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory. Ok, that's understandable to have a disclaimer like that, but this was what it said next: ...


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I'm experiencing some slowdown after a while even on my MBA. It's exactly how you described it. It's perfectly smooth after booting the machine but eventually, after using it for one day or so the animations (especially launching Mission Control, switching between spaces and full screen apps) get noticeably choppy. I don't think there's anything that can be ...


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I have experienced a similar problem and sent my memory modules back in to crucial to get replaced. The memory worked fine for a while but then I had it happen again to me last week. I have a mid 2012 macbook pro with i5 and integrated graphics. I also have my computer hooked up to a monitor through the mini display port. I have found that when I have ...


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Back everything up and do a clean install. I had a very similar issue... Beach balling for 30 seconds when app switching.. Clean install fixed it.


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Our school had to upgrade a slew of older, Mavericks-compatible Macs to 4GB RAM last year for them to run acceptably once we upgraded. All new Macs we've purchased in recent years come with 4GB RAM minimum, anyway, if that tells you anything. The Mavericks specifications (there is no such info available for Yosemite) indicate a minimum of 2GB, to cover some ...


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I have a 2008 MacBook and I am running Yosemite and it can be very slow at times although I am putting in much more intensive use into it. I am doing computer programming and constantly running more than 5 apps at once. For basic web browsing, listening to music, and using command line you should be just fine. I'm warning you that every once in a while there ...


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A friend of mine recently upgraded his MacBook5,1 (2009 core 2 duo) with 2GB to Mavericks. It wasn't the most pleasant thing, but it actually didn't work out too bad for him and he even thinks there was a slight performance increase (I'm assuming due to the memory compression stuff being a touch faster than swap). I'm assuming that Yosemite isn't going to be ...


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I've found that the speech recognition services do not load by default. The first time you hit the hotkey (which on my machine is hitting Fn twice), it loads the ~1GB of service into RAM. Unless you've unwittingly hit the hot key or activated some software that wants to use voice recognition, it shouldn't be loaded. That being said, if you don't want to use ...


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You pretty much answered your own question, "...crashing after memory upgrade." Remove the DIMMs one at a time until the crashing stops, then try just what you think is the bad DIMM and see if it still crashes. It is possible that there is a bad DIMM slot unless they were all full with smaller DIMMs previously but the safe money here is one (or more) of ...


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You can kill this process (in terminal or activity monitor), and it seems as long as the Dictation & Speech pref pane (Yosemite) has dictation and enhanced dictation off and the pref pane is not open, it won't re-spawn. See for ref: http://www.mcelhearn.com/os-x-10-9-mavericks-enhanced-dictation-is-a-memory-hog-and-doesnt-work-very-well/ ...



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