If your Mac is running slow, chances are you need a RAM upgrade. RAM is crucial to your Mac’s performance because it allows you to multitask and keep multiple applications open at once. If you would like to upgrade your Mac’s RAM, you need to do a couple things beforehand. First off, you need to figure out what kind of RAM your Mac accepts and how to physically install it. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to acquire this information via the About My Mac window.
RAM Upgrade Instructions
To begin, look towards the Apple Toolbar and click on the Apple Logo which is located to the lefthand side of the toolbar. When you do this, a drop down menu will appear. From this menu, click on the button labeled “About this Mac”. You will now be brought to a window where you can view basic information on your Mac. Look towards the bottom of the About This Mac window and click on the button labeled “More Info..”. A popup window will now appear.
Look towards the top of the popup window and click on the tab labeled “Memory”. You will see a text box which will tell you the type of RAM your computer accepts and how many memory slots are built into your Mac. Use this information when buying RAM for your computer.
To find instructions on how to upgrade the RAM on your Mac, look towards the bottom righthand corner of the window. You will see a button labeled “Memory Upgrade Instructions”. When you click on this option, you will be brought to a webpage which has instructions on upgrading the RAM on your Mac.
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