2 1GB or 1 2GB memory?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by looklost, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. looklost macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2002
    Chicago Suburbs
    I just had to replace a laptop so I ordered up a new macbook 2.0GHz. I'm going to upgrade the ram to 2GB. I going to buy it from OWC, I'm a past customer. I can get 2 - 1GB or 1 - 2GB for $49.95. Is one option better than the other? Also I can sell my ram back that comes with the macbook for $8.00, computer is used in a business so every dollar counts.
    Any thoughts?
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    2 sticks will give slightly better performance, but if you think you'll be upgrading in the future, you might as well go for the single stick. The performance boost really isn't as significant as people make it out to be :)
  3. lshirase macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    honestly, it doesn't make much of a difference.
  4. Lyshen macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    I'd go with 1 stick of 2 gig, so in the future should you ever decide you need more ram... you only need to buy 1 more stick.
  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    What RAM came preinstalled? I would keep 512Mb in Slot 1 and a 2Gb in Slot 2 then later replace the 512 with another 2Gb if needed.

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