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#1 GeekyMacBoy1

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:52 AM

How come some games runs better on some macs and than others? because of the graphics card?

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 11:06 AM

Nope, solar flares.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 11:11 AM

Yep, solar flares and when its a full moon.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 11:33 AM

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Yep, solar flares and when its a full moon.
dude, seriously....

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 12:48 PM

its lots of factors, but basically the better GPU (graphics card) and CPU you have, the better the game will run.. so in the mac world, the newer your mac, the better.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:15 PM

playn said:

its lots of factors, but basically the better GPU (graphics card) and CPU you have, the better the game will run.. so in the mac world, the newer your mac, the better.
is it possible to upgrade your GPU and CPU

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:16 PM

Unless you have a Mac Pro or a Hackintosh.... no.

But you can upgrade your RAM.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:24 PM

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Unless you have a Mac Pro or a Hackintosh.... no.

But you can upgrade your RAM.
whats good about upgrading your ram

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:38 PM

You can multitask better - computer will run faster. To name some.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:43 PM

chrisangel said:

You can multitask better - computer will run faster. To name some.
how to upgrade ram of macbook white 13 inch (the old version)

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:50 PM

You buy some RAM and put it in your computer. I don't know where, but probably around the battery bay.

Check what kind of RAM you have by clicking on the apple and then "About this computer" or something like that.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:06 PM

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You buy some RAM and put it in your computer. I don't know where, but probably around the battery bay.

Check what kind of RAM you have by clicking on the apple and then "About this computer" or something like that.
so what, like the higher ram u have, the faster your computer runs???

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:19 PM

Well.. Not necessarily.
The more RAM you have, the better you can multitask. If you multitask a lot then yeah this will definitely help. Although its unlikely you'll need more than 4GB+ of RAM currently even if you heavily multitask. But for games this wont help so much since i don't know of any game that utilizes or even needs more than 4GB+ of RAM. But of course this will change in the future.

Simply, yeah it can help your computer run faster under certain circumstances. But you wont notice a difference from 4GB to say 6GB or even 8GB. You'll probably notice from 2GB to 4GB tho.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:35 PM

Just my two cents - apple prices are high compared to a 3rd party site - if you do buy some.
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 05:27 AM

Here's what I did for my late 2008 MacBook 13.3 Inch or whatever it is. (I added some crap in parentheses.)
1. Buy 1 (or 2 for later models)*4GB DDR3 RAM chips from OWC.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Remove 1 (or 2 for later models) RAM in the MacBook.
4. Replace 1 (or 2 blah blah).
5. Reassemble.
It wasn't that hard... just don't try 8 on a late 2008 MacBook if it isn't a pro.
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:13 AM

are you for real?  turn in your geek badge... real geeks know these utterly simple basics of computers...

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:37 AM

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are you for real?  turn in your geek badge... real geeks know these utterly simple basics of computers...

My grandmother knows more about this stuff then he does. But that may be just because she knows how to use google, whereas he doesn't.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 04:24 PM

doh123 said:

are you for real?  turn in your geek badge... real geeks know these utterly simple basics of computers...
lol im not a geek. and never will be 8)

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 02:06 AM

*Stares at your username*
Well, yeah. You now know how to upgrade your RAM. Do it!
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Posted 23 September 2010 - 02:13 AM

GeekyMacBoy1 said:

doh123 said:

are you for real?  turn in your geek badge... real geeks know these utterly simple basics of computers...
lol im not a geek. and never will be 8)

No you're a wannabe, that's so much worse that words can't accurately describe it.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:54 AM

Hans said:

GeekyMacBoy1 said:

doh123 said:

are you for real?  turn in your geek badge... real geeks know these utterly simple basics of computers...
lol im not a geek. and never will be 8)

No you're a wannabe, that's so much worse that words can't accurately describe it.
lol no, I know a lot about macs, just not its graphics cards, ram and shizz.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 12:48 AM

only if you are willing to take a cutting torch to it. ;)

that wouldn't actually work either, but it would be funny.

but seriously, don't do that.




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