MacBook Air, but 8GB?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012

    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


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    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

    May 4, 2012
    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


    Nov 23, 2009
    Wilkesboro, NC
    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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