16gb 1333 or 8gb 1600

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by goferit, Dec 10, 2011.

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Which RAM would you put in a late '11 MBP 15" 2.4ghz just for laughs?

  1. 16gb 1333mhz

    10 vote(s)
    62.5%
  2. 8gb 1600mhz

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  1. goferit macrumors newbie

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    Just ordered a brand new late '11 MBP 15" 2.4ghz and looking for RAM guidance.

    Your 2 cents?
     
  2. ERIC273 macrumors 6502

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  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    just for laughs? i would put 1x1GB and see how Lion deals with it!
     
  4. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    If you need 16GB of ram, go with that. If you won't use that much, go with the faster 8GB.
     
  5. happle macrumors 6502a

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    i wish i knew 1600 worked without any boggles. when i ordered my 8gb 1333 i was under the impression it was a wise choice for reliability but now I'm hearing 1600 is just as reliable in the new pros.

    btw faster ram doesn't make up for more ram...thats like saying should i get a 1tb 5400 rpm drive or a 500gb 7200 rpm drive. if you need the space, then the speed isn't going to make up for that...

    really unless you do heavy audio video photo editing i doubt you need 16gb. i produce music and i don't need 16gb. 8gb chugs along awesomely. i actually think its laughable how accustomed to big numbers we get these days. my friend is producing just fine on a 2007 iMac with 1gb of ram LOL
     
  6. goferit thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. goferit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @thunder -- don't make fun of my Lions :p

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    nicely explained -- thanks happle.
     
  8. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that 1600 MHz offers much of a performance boost over 1333 MHz. I heard that it's only a few percent difference in real performance.

    I would go with the 16 GB of 1333 MHz memory, especially if you're running a lot of Pro apps, virtual machines, and/or lots of apps at once.
     

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