2gb ram dual channel or 3gb non dual channel

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Xtremekillr, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Xtremekillr macrumors member

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    I have a decision to make I currently have a 512 mb of ram and a 1gb kingston ram. I'm wondering if I should purchase another 1gb kingston ram for 19.95 on buy.com or a 2 gb ram by transcend but give up the dual channel? What should I do?
     
  2. elpollodiablo macrumors newbie

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    I asked this exact same question yesterday. Nobody seems to have any concrete answers. This link--http://eshop.macsales.com/Reviews/Framework.cfm?page=/Tips/macbookcore23gb/macbookcore23gb.html--
    provides numbers that show that having a mismatched pair doesn't make much difference when it comes to video performance, but does make a big positive difference when it comes to application performance, like with photoshop. Basically, you lose a few tenths of a FPS while playing Halo/a graphics-intesive game, but your programs/system in general responds much faster.
     
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