I just moved over form the pc side to mac side. i purchased a macbok pro 17 wit 4 gb of ram. lately i've been using the latest version of ms office and the computer ocasionally locks up is this normal?
I'm running on Mac OS X 10.5.3 (9D34) and Microsoft office 12.0.1. Most of the time i'm running entourage, and safari in the backround. at the times that the computer locks up there isn't a whole lot going on.
That really is not quite enough information to go on. What version of the Mac OS are you using? What MS Office application are you trying to use? Are you running any other applications at the same time you are running the MS Office application? This info will help diagnose your problem.
But to answer your question, lock ups are NOT normal. Make sure you have downloaded and installed any updates from both Microsoft as well as Apple.
You might also try this site for help- http://www.microsoft.com/mac/help.mspx
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Apple has made this feature free, and fairly simple. You should first make sure you have a backup of your hard drive on an external drive (easiest to complete with the TimeMachine feature of your Macbook Pro).
Open the App Store app and select the Featured or Top Charts tab. You can search for Yosemite, although Top Charts will usually list it as #1 in the Top Free apps.
Click on the Download button for Yosemite wherever it appears (either in the search list, or in Top Charts). Follow the prompts.
Depending on your connection speed and the specs of your macbook pro, the installation will take one to four hours.
Of course, you will have to have an Apple ID to download anything from the App Store.
If you don't have an Apple ID and don't know how to get one, please ask another question on FIXYA.
You mean what is the MAX Ram you can out into the system . To up grade. need to know the model number Year it was made . Go to the apple Icon go to About this mac. get the details , And then you can search the web for up grade. You can just take it to apple . but you also on some macs , put the ram in your self and buy ulternitive. Fist need to know what model and year. Most before 2011 to up to 4 After that 8 GB of ram.
It should work as long as the SSD is physically the same size so it will fit in the mac. Before buying the SSD I would check with a local computer repair shop as to whether the mac os can handle that certain SSD. I think it should work fine.
The earliest MacBook (Pro) models have a limit of 2 GB. To check the specific model, in the Apple menu select about this Mac. Then press more info... . Look at the line like "Model Identifier: MacBook5,2" for my white early 2009 MacBook. If the numbers are 1,1 then for sure you have the oldest model and are memory limited to 2 GB, as the sum of both cards.
That's just like my wife's, it was a Core Duo and not the current Core 2 Duo. Works fine. I was ready to up its memory but read about this in the Apple Support Forum. It came originally with 1 stick of 512 MB, IIRC. I upgraded it to 2x1 GB for a lot more than the 2x2 GB in the newer. BTW some of the Macs between these only take 3 GB but will work with 2x2 GB just throwing 1 GB away.
Well, there are quite a lot of causes for a running slow or freezing MacBook
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Not usually, It depends how much other stuff you are running. You may need a RAM upgrade. Next time it locks up hit "Apple, option, esc" will bring up a task manager, you can close the programs not responding from here. Try closing all programs and then trying your office APPS. If still no good you WILL need a RAM upgrade.