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Is Your Mac Ready for macOS Sierra?

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If you aren't sure whether you can upgrade to macOS Sierra, take a look at some of our recommendations. In general, 4GB of Memory is a minimum requirement, 8GB of Memory is recommended, and 16GB or more is ideal because it gives you enough room for most of your other applications. The models below are oldest ones that still qualify for a macOS Sierra upgrade. MacBook Pro 7,1 This MacBook Pro 7,1 was released in Mid 2010. It's published system maximum is 8GB although we can upgrade this machine to 16GB of RAM as it has been thoroughly tested in...

Is Your Mac Ready for macOS Sierra (Part 2)?

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Two weeks ago, we took a look at the MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMac series of machines in order to see what could be done in order to prepare for macOS Sierra. As mentioned before, 4GB of RAM is a minimum requirement, 8GB is recommended, and 16GB or more is ideal because it gives you enough room for most of your other applications. See what a difference upgrading your RAM did for one of customers recently.  For the Mac Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air series, the models below are the oldest ones that still qualify for a macOS Sierra...

How to find your Mac's Model ID

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Are you confused about how to identify your Apple machine? One of the most effective ways is to find your Model Identifier.  For example, the most recent release of the 27" iMac is the Late 2015 version and has the Model ID 17,1. If you're not sure, we can help by following these three easy steps. Step 1: Click on the Apple menu in your toolbar, then click on "About This Mac." Step 2: On the About This Mac screen, click on the "System Report..." button.Step 3: The second line listed will be your Model Identifier (Model ID).  

OS Yosemite - Addressing Poor System Performance

Our customers frequently mention that their machines are performing poorly after upgrading to Yosemite. If you’ve recently upgraded your Mac to OSX Yosemite, we’ve got a few tips to keep your machine performing at its best.  As you may know, upgrading your memory is the most affordable and effective improvement you can make to your Mac. With Ramjet, we make the process easy and convenient. Simply head over to our site, find your Mac’s Model ID, choose your memory size, and select the option that’s best for you. If you need a recommendation, we’re happy to help! Memory.  Yosemite requires...

OS Yosemite - How Much RAM Do I Need For Macs?

The new OS X Yosemite has been touted as an elevated experience from previous OS. The design updates, simplified interface, and overall refinement are meant to provide the best user experience. With all these great new upgrades, OS Yosemite is sure to impress. But, before you upgrade, it’s important to make sure your machine is ready too. After working with OS Yosemite, it appears the upgrades to the user experience do require increased amounts of memory. Ramjet+, a Ramjet Labs exclusive, tests Mac models to determine the maximum amount of RAM that can be installed. Many times this number surpasses...

Will upgrading my memory cause a Mac to overheat?

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The answer is "No, not if you buy your Mac RAM upgrade at Ramjet.com!  We can't vouch for the other guys. There are many factors that affect your machine's operating temperature. The two most common culprits for overheating are CPU load and substandard materials that come from buying cheap mac memory. "CPU load" is a fancy way of saying that the more your machine is doing, the hotter it will get. "Substandard materials" is a fancy name for the cheap parts you get from budget vendors. Let's talk about each of these in more detail. CPU Load How does memory affect...

Mixable versus Non-Mixable Apple Computer Memory

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Apple RAM for Mac Pro 4,1 (when upgraded to Lion and above) and Mac Pro 5,1 can use 8GB and 16GB modules. These modules are a great Mac Memory upgrade for your Mac Pro, packing a large RAM upgrade into one slot, allowing you to boost your machine's memory incredibly high - but they present a unique challenge smaller sized modules do not have. 16GB DIMMs currently only come in a non-mixable (sometimes called registered) variety - at this time, there is no manufacturer producing mixable (or unbuffered) 16GB DIMMs. This means 16GB DIMMs can only be installed in your...

What is a RAID?

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What is a RAID? Why do I need a RAID? What do all those mode numbers mean? You may be asking these questions and more. Generally, the answer to the second is the easiest one. For most users who utilize RAIDs, they are in need of a) additional storage and b) redundant data storage. After coming to that conclusion, it is then important to understand what a RAID is and how it differs from an additional standard external/internal drive. RAID stands for "Redundant Array of Independent Disks." This naming is an artifact from a time when high capacity hard disks...

Who is Ramjet?

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Ramjet is a company made up of Macintosh enthusiasts who seek to provide the best possible support, Apple RAM Upgrade options, and customer service for anything Mac related. The company is based in Champaign, Illinois and is a family-run business. In addition to finding high quality Apple Memory Upgrades at Ramjet.com, users can expect to get excellent customer service from people who are every bit as enthusiastic about their Mac computers as our customers. What Tests Do Ramjet Perform Before They Certify Memory? Ramjet technicians test memory in ways that allow us to determine whether it is up to the standards we...