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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by goferit, Dec 10, 2011.
Just ordered a brand new late '11 MBP 15" 2.4ghz and looking for RAM guidance.
Your 2 cents?
Where should I paypal the 2 cents to?
just for laughs? i would put 1x1GB and see how Lion deals with it!
If you need 16GB of ram, go with that. If you won't use that much, go with the faster 8GB.
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
@eric-- You can put it down as a deposit for your parking spot at the 2011 Smart Aleck Awards
@thunder -- don't make fun of my Lions
nicely explained -- thanks happle.
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.