macbook 2.0ghz white w/1gb ram glitching fixed
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    Default macbook 2.0ghz white w/1gb ram glitching fixed

    I had been having problems with Traktor Pro and my macbook with only having 1gb of ram, getting artifacts, glitches and cpu spikes all the time.
    I tried everything, but I always knew it would be the ram, especially since the GMA950 graphics card uses the ram aswell since it is bulit in.

    I can confirm that this is fixed now since I got installed 2x2gb. It runs like a dream now. I can ever start the track synced before it has been analyzed.

    It's like going from belt driven turntables to directdrive...haha. It was pretty unusable before.

    I know that my macbook being 32bit only utilizes 3gb of the 4gb. But I was reading this

    http://eshop.macsales.com/Reviews/Ma...ory_Benchmarks

    and apparently pairing the ram is somewhat of a better option. (even if I will recognize it) Hate odd numbers anyway, lol, can't really complain at $115 NZ dollars, which works out to be chicken feed to all you US guys.

    Just had to share this boring post with you since I can actually dj again now.

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    Welcome back to the game

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    Laurens you were better off pair the ram with 2x1gb of the same ram to take advantage of the DDR. But atleast you upgraded from 2x512mb!
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    yea I know what you mean, from the trials on that site 2x2gb is alot more effective in apps like photoshop and others which I use alot of. There doesn't seem to be any advantage of getting 2x1gb. What do you mean by take advantage of the DDR?

    I guess there are a hundred other variables you could factor in aswell.

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    when you have matching ram your comp is faster du2 having 2x1gb ddr2 ram vs 1x2gb 1x1gb ddr2 is how your macbook is seeing the ram.
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    ok, i kinda see what you mean, but I would still rather have 3gb working than 2gb. For the purpose that I animate and render video every now and then.
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    The term is called "dual ram" - basicly if you have 2 sticks of ram that are the same speed and size it uses a technique that makes the ram work faster than 2 sticks of ram would indepedently of one another.

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    *~cough~*Dual Channel RAM*~cough~*
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    duh, thats what's it called, my bad tekki
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    Not only yours Jes, but really it's no biggie.
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