1gb -> 2gb or 4gb?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Melan, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Melan macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I'm buying RAM from crucial and wondering whether I should upgrade from 1gb to 2gb for roughly $50 or 4gb for roughly $100. Is the latter a no brainer given the price or will i not notice the difference?

    I typically have safari, mail, itunes, ical, omnifocus and adium open at all times. I basically do no video editing or photoshop work. I rarely play games but like it not to stutter when I do.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'd get the 4 GB.

    RAM is so much cheaper in the US. :eek:
     
  3. Melan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah that seems to be the trend (I'm in Canada). I actually live in the UK and am going back in August so don't think I'm taking this stuff for granted!

    Thanks for your vote btw
     
  4. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Well, what kind of computer do you have? Because some of the older ones have a 2 or 3 GB limit on RAM.
     
  5. Melan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I've checked it's a santa rosa one so it'll take 4gb. It's a 2.2ghz white one.
     
  6. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Well, then definitely go for the 4GB, it's cheap and you're futureproofing yourself.
     

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