4GB vs 2GB RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by timmyb, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. timmyb macrumors 6502

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    On the new MB, will a see a noticeable difference between having 2gb and 4gb RAM? I'm taking the plunge and installing RAM from Crucial for the first time so it's only about £120 for 4gb, rather than £464 (edu) when direct! I'm not a 'heavy' user - web, Office, iPhoto, iTunes and the odd game here and there, (FM2008 at the moment,) is what i'll be doing.
     
  2. torpy macrumors regular

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    There will be a difference but not a very noticeable one considering what you'll be using it for..

    Save the money and put it towards an external HDD for Time Machine ;)
     
  3. timmyb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers. Think i'll go for 2gb then. I've already got a nice external so will get AppleCare instead - seems a steal at £49 with the edu discount!
     
  4. King t. macrumors regular

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    I don't know whether I should use 3gb with 1x1gb + 1x2gb ram or 2x2gb of ram. will it make a big difference using 2x2gb rather than 1x1 and 1x2gb ram??

    by using 2x2gb, i know that 700mb will be wasted, but will MBP use the dual channel mode? or is the performance the same as in using 3gb ram with different sticks??

    thanks...:confused:
     
  5. Salty Pirate macrumors 6502

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    best $150 bucks I spent but I have ADD and have like 10 apps open at once. Go with 4 GB
     
  6. landis macrumors regular

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    leopard loves ram

    my mbp has 4 gigs and i usually only have just over 1 gig free with a bunch of apps open
     
  7. mrtravel123 macrumors regular

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  8. gropo macrumors member

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    Aye go for 4

    The biggest bottleneck on a portable is the HDD and bus, right? Load laptops with RAM whenever practical to do so. Let's not forget the MB's shared VRAM, eh?
     
  9. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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