Do I need more RAM in my Mac? - What is RAM?


RAM (random access memory) typically refers to a small replaceable circuit board full of memory chips, designed to give your computer a high-speed temporary work space — the place where apps and data are stored while you’re actively using them. More RAM lets your computer run bigger apps and more apps at the same time, reducing or eliminating the need to continuously load data from your hard disk or SSD.

Often the best way to dramatically speed up an older Mac is to replace its old hard drive with a new solid state drive (SSD). But there’s another option that can speed things on your Mac… add RAM.

RAM upgrades are available on most Macs. Installing RAM generally doesn’t void your Mac’s warranty, and except for several models, RAM is almost always a solid way to give your Mac some new speed. Call Macs on Demand and we can review your Mac and added some needed RAM.