4GB RAM Performance Increase

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by caldavey, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. caldavey macrumors member

    caldavey

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    I have a MacBook Pro base model C2D and I was thinking of going up the line to 4GB. I mostly use my computer for movies, internet, photos, and a lot of games. Will this offer much of a performance increase for those kinds of things? Also, where can I get 2x 2GB memory sticks for the MBP for cheap?
    I found these; will these work in my MBP? http://cgi.ebay.com/2x2GB-APPLE-MAC...oryZ4601QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Here's what I'm using. OWC isn't that bad either. A user here posted some issues with 2 x 2 GB Patriot RAM a short while back.
     
  3. gescom macrumors regular

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    As far as buying RAM goes www.macsales.com is pretty good. You can even get them to buy back your current sticks. Not bad at all.

    Edit: Eidorian snuck in a moment before me :)
     
  4. S600MBUSA macrumors regular

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    With your current uses, does your computer normally use up the 2 GBs you have? Are there a lot of page-outs?

    If you don't currently tax your 2 gigs, 4 gigs shouldn't make a difference.
     
  5. caldavey thread starter macrumors member

    caldavey

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    Well, I'll be playing COD2, installing Windows XP soon, (just purchased on eBay for an AMAZING price) and playing games such as BF2 and COD4. So I don't know if it will make a difference but I saw a bunch of these videos of this guy who had a the middle model of MBP's and had 4GB RAM and was playing a bunch of games like COD4 and they looked amazing. That link you sent me had 4 GB RAM for only $99.99!!!! That's incredible!! But I don't know if I'll need it... But I have to admit that is an amazing deal.
     

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