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wigwoman 08-18-2010 12:39 PM

Will ram upgrade improve video playback?
 
Bought my Mini 1011 the other day. The video is a little choppy, iplayer especially. Activity monitor shows firefox using 125% of CPU whilst iplayer is playing!!!

Is it worth installing a 2gb ram module? Even though it seems to be a CPU issue.

Other than this I absolutely love the thing. It's a clone of my big mac pretty much without the photoshops and final cuts. Just what I need to go backpacking with.

anguish 08-18-2010 12:50 PM

It wouldn't hurt, but I doubt it will make any significant improvement. I've been running 2 GB in mine since they day I got it, and I don't know that I would say it has helped significantly. All the RAM has really done for me is allow me to have more apps open and not kill the thing.

reflex 08-18-2010 02:19 PM

If you don't have video acceleration hardware (the 10v doesn't normally), video playback is usually CPU dependent.

wigwoman 08-19-2010 11:54 AM

That is what i thought. Not to worry though . She is running perfectly adequately, like a dream in fact. Well pleased with my £220 mac.


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