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yordanov1990
Jun 22, 2012, 09:18 AM
Hello,

First of all, I would like to say that I am student, ordinary user of Macbook, not involved in any professional activities with my notebook.
I am about to purchase the new Macbook Air 256, 2.0 i7, 8GB ram. I am looking for an opinion whether I would use these 8GB since macbook air has only one fan, and even I do something burdensome and use these 8GB, the fan would not be able to cool off the notebook. Should I buy the 8GB or they are useless. Thank you in advance for the advice.



ZBoater
Jun 22, 2012, 09:19 AM
Buy the 8GB RAM and don't worry about the fan. Apple has some experience building laptops and I am confident their cooling solution works. :cool:

kodeman53
Jun 22, 2012, 09:20 AM
Apple designed the MBA to operate with 8 gigs of memory, plus it's not the memory that creates the heat, it's the CPU.

Senseotech
Jun 22, 2012, 09:37 AM
Apple designed the MBA to operate with 8 gigs of memory, plus it's not the memory that creates the heat, it's the CPU.

The RAM does actually create heat, and its not a trivial amount; theres a reason the majority of DDR3 DIMM's have built-in heat spreaders. That said, 4 GB vs. 8 GB isn't going to have any effect or probably even any indication of warmer temps