mbp ram question: more vs matching

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wstohner, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. wstohner macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2004
    I will be upgrading the ram on a mbp that currently only has 512mb. I don't have enough of a budget to buy 2x1gb sticks. Would it be better to buy a 1gb stick (with the ability to upgrade to 2gbs later on) or buy a stick of 512mb so that both slots have the same amount (which apparently gets you a speed boost).Thanks
  2. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    Buy 1 GB stick. 1x1GB+1x512MB will be faster than 2x512 and make it easier/cheaper to upgrade to 2 GB later on.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Matching RAM is overrated. It's always better to go for more RAM rather than matching pairs when the slots are so limited, like this. :)

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