toneport on macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bricex, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Bricex macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Just got a Toneport UX2, and I'm very impressed with the quality of the effects and "amps" in the gearbox software. Problem is, I don't have enough memory so I can only record low quality.

    They say that 1gb is recommended (currently have 512) so that's what im planning on getting. But should I go for 2x512mb ram OR buy 1x1gb stick and use it with 256mb ram. With the last option I could even get another 1gb stick later on, but will not having two matched pairs impede the macbooks performance?

    thank you
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    Get the 1GB stick. The performance boost of 1.25GB over 1GB (i.e., less swapping) - and the ability to later jump to 2GB - is much better than the marginal boost you get from paired RAM.
     
  3. Bricex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, that's what I was thinking. :)
     
  4. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

    Maxwell Smart

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    Exactly, and with the integrated graphics chipset, you can really use that extra RAM ;). Plus the marginal speed improvement with matched RAM is negligible when you consider the extra RAM you're gaining.
     

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