2.2 MBP w/ 2GB RAM enough for Windows 7 Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by safetyobc, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. safetyobc macrumors 6502

    safetyobc

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    I have an older Macbook Pro 2.2 GHz. It has the original 2GB of RAM that came with the machine. Can it handle Windows 7 HP 32 bit with ease on just 2GB of RAM?

    How much difference would 4GB of RAM make?

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  2. raep macrumors member

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  3. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    as long as you are running it natively through bootcamp it will be fine. However, if you were to run a virtual machine, then if would be beneficial to upgrade your RAM
     
  4. safetyobc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I thought. I have VM Ware and will likely run it virtually at times. Guess I'll be upgrading the RAM. Any suggestions on getting 4 GB RAM cheaper than $75 through Crucial.com?
     
  5. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    i have windows 7 running on a P3 1ghz with 512 ram it works better then xp on that machine.
     
  6. raep macrumors member

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    you could try http://eshop.macsales.com/ i wouldn't recommend any brands other than Crucial or OWC.
    WOW Windows 7 with 512 I didn't even thought that would be possible.
     

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