2.4 GHz processor and 4 GB or ram or 2.5 GHz and 2 GB

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  1. chewbacca390 macrumors member

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    Do you guys think it might actually be more beneficial to buy the 1999 model and upgrade the ram for another $400? The processor would be .2GHz slower...and the hard drive slightly smaller...and the memory dedicated to video would be halved, but could it be faster with that much more ram?

    Thoughts on this matter?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Get the faster processor now, as IT CANNOT BE UPGRADED LATER, then get the memory from another dealer later, for much less.

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  3. andreaseto macrumors newbie

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    Well 4GB RAM is by far more important than .1 GHz difference, double L2 Cache, 50 GB more HDD space and double VRAM, so... ;)
     
  4. Smurfed macrumors regular

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    2.5GHz definitely, you can just upgrade the RAM for a fraction of the cost.
     
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  6. jojasary macrumors newbie

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    Get the better processor, I wish I did on my macbook. I have my macbook maxed in memory to 4gb and I wish I had a better processor now. I'd get the better processor and then upgrade the memory either now or in a few months from a site like newegg and save tons of money!
     
  7. chewbacca390 thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly what type of ram would I need to get to upgrade? Anyone have a link or at least specs?
     
  8. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    You need DDR2 SO-DIMM PC5300, go on crucial.com and use their memory selector.
     
  9. tbeahrs macrumors newbie

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    3rd Party RAM

    Typing right now on my brand new 15" Penryn MBP with 2.5GHz and 2GB RAM (250GB 5400RPM). I plan on upgrading my ram from crucial for almost 300 bucks cheaper than from apple. Thats the way to go in my oppinion. Don't let them screw you with there terrible RAM prices.
     
  10. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Get the 2.5Ghz and then upgrade the RAM later.
     
  11. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I have to agree with everyone else and say the faster processor and all that jazz because you can still upgrade ram later.

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  12. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a Micro Center by you they have a sale on OCZ PC2-5300 RAM, 2GB sticks for $54.99 with a $15 rebate. That's about $80 after rebate for 4GB of RAM which is a great deal compared to the hundreds of dollars Apple is gouging for this.
     
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    personally its not about the processor. you really wont know the difference. Its the video card and hard drive space that you really will want.

    and then of course upgrade the ram. nice machine my man. nice machine.
     
  14. Pukey macrumors 6502

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    Just to be sure. So the current RAM you can get at Cruical will work fine with these new Penryn MBPs?
     
  15. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    CPU AND GPU upgrade if you buy the more expensive model.
     
  16. chewbacca390 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help so far everyone....I think this will be (one of) the last question(s). haha


    Will anything in this search query on NewEgg be compatible? I narrowed the search by PC2 5300 and 4 GB...and it lists several under $100:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...60381+1309221136+1309121118&name=4GB+(2+x+2GB)


    My question is will any of those be compatible? I am going to go with the better known brands...but these will work, yes?
     
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