512mb / 1.25gb / 2gb

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XP Defector, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    Wow, all I can say is the performance increases with 2GB are quite substantial. I really noticed the first 1GB I installed, along with the stock 256MB. I upgraded to 2GB today and OSX feels the same (Aperture is still a little jerky in full screen mode, is this because of the Macbook graphics card i wonder?). However, in parallels I've XP running with 1000MB of RAM and OSX using the rest, both OS's feel native. It's amazing. As for parallels, I noted that running via a bootcamp partition 'felt' much better than virtualization. Parallels is amazing software.

    Next I might go for a 7200RPM MPR HD... :D
     
  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Is Aperture slow? I got a Macbook Pro with 1gb of ram. Theres just under 11,000 photos in my Aperture libary and it's as smooth! :)
     
  3. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, so I guess it is the crappy graphics card in the MacBook that causes the slowdown, although, what speed is your HD?
     
  4. Skrilla™ macrumors regular

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    Congrats, I am about to purchase 2GB this week or next. :)

    Then I'll be going for the 7200 RPM drive.
     
  5. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Same here, I'm not sure whether or not to wait until the 160GB 7200RPM drives, but I kinda need it now. I wish they would tell us about a release date.

    But seriously, these MacBooks once maxed with 2GB and 7200RPM drives out are unbelievably quick for their size, weight and power consumption.
     
  6. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Yeh i'd like to get a larger hd that is faster too. But unlike the Macbooks the Pro models are really difficult to change hard drives. But from what I have heard and used, those new 160gig drives are just as good as 7200.
     

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