You are confusing Hard Drive space with RAM
by mrmacfixit - 8/31/12 4:51 AM
In Reply to: Failing HD ? by jetlag95
they are two different things.
you have not said which Macbook you actually have but you have at least 120GB of hard drive space in our MacBook.
This is space that holds all your applications, documents, pictures, etc. and the Operating System.
RAM (Random Access Memory) on the other hand, is where your applications are housed when you launch them. As you only have 2GB of RAM, it would not be unusual to hear that your computer is slowing down when you have lots of applications open.
One solution to that problem is to install more RAM.
Visit crucial.com and use their configuration tool to determine how much more RAM you can install in your Macbook.
Depending on the age of your Macbook, you will probably be able to double the amount of RAM installed. Note that you would have to discard the two RAM modules that are already in the Macbook as there are only two RAM slots.
The other solution is to not have a lot of applications open at once.
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