4g ram worth it(MBP)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dimarco, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Dimarco macrumors member

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  2. sagew macrumors member

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    If you use parallels or fusion...absolutely. Photoshop or any of the Adobe suite...for sure.

    Pro tools or Final Cut, yup.

    Safari, iTunes, occasional firefox and iPhoto from time to time? Won't notice.

    That being said, I maxed mine (VM Fusion) and think now is the time to do it if the pricing of ddr2 follows a path anything like ddr did when ddr2 came out. (ddr3 is not too far off).

    There is no such thing as having too much ram. And a MBP is worthy of maxing it.

    I say go for it.
     
  3. eXan macrumors 601

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    For some.

    P.S.: nice thread with great explanations. :rolleyes: Next time, put some effort into your post when asking for help.
     
  4. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    When you compare the cost of 4GB of RAM today to the cost of a MBP, the answer is absolutely.
     
  5. Dimarco thread starter macrumors member

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    your response was 2 words. complain some more plz.
     
  6. Dimarco thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your help, i will buy my first mac within the next 2 months. Can't wait.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It was US$80 back in December of 2007. Why not get the upgrade?
     
  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    The answer was in the same manner as the question.
     
  9. Dimarco thread starter macrumors member

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    Well it is 200 now lol
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Looks like it's cheaper now.
     
  11. Dimarco thread starter macrumors member

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    i lol'd
     
  12. eXan macrumors 601

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    glad I amused you. GL with your MBP - they are cool.
     
  13. Dimarco thread starter macrumors member

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    Fair enough.
     
  14. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    You won't regret your MBP man, mine is a month old and I love it!

    I haven't upgraded my ram yet(still 2 gigs), maybe I'll do so soon. With the stuff I am doing now I don't really need it yet. For for $80 might as well right?

    Hope you'll enjoy your MBP, oh and buy aftermarket, don't buy ram from apple!
     
  15. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Compared with 2gb of ram, 4gb does take more time to sleep and wake.

    Sleep (default is safe sleep, writes memory content to HD) is still way faster with 4gb of ram on the Mac OS side than windows machine with 2gb.
     
  16. Crossbone macrumors regular

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    Yes. It helps, you may not see the difference, but there is one,
     
  17. Dimarco thread starter macrumors member

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    How noticeable is the Wake time?
     
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    The only downside is that Adobe CS3 stuff will only recognise 3gb of it, as it's a 32-bit app. That said, your system can still use the remaining gig and leave Adobe as much as possible. If you've got the cash, it's certainly a worthwhile upgrade.
     
  20. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68020

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    You can never have enough RAM,, my BMB holds 4, that's what it got, Haven't seen a spinning beach ball yet, Crucial RAM is the best IMHO,$112 for 4 GB, don't even think about it, just do it;):cool:
     
  21. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68020

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    I haven't noticed that effect
     
  22. catfish743 macrumors 6502

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    definately go for the 4GB. The more ram the better.
     
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  24. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    RAM is cheap

    you can obviously afford it (as you've bought a macbook pro)
     
  25. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    It's so cheap you'd be stupid not to buy it?

    I dunno. Just because I can afford to buy something doesn't mean that it is always the logical solution. People should consider their current usage before putting more upgrades into something that depreciates so quickly..
     

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