MacBook Air, but 8GB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by yordanov1990, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors 604

    ZBoater

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    #2
    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:
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Senseotech

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    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
     

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