6GB on a new Macbook Pro 13?

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  1. gguerini macrumors regular

    gguerini

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    Hello guys,

    I'm going to buy the new Macbook Pro 13. It comes with 4Gb (2x2GB) but since I use lots of apps + VMWare Fusion I'd like to upgrade it to 6GB. I would replace 1x2Gb stick by a 1x4GB, having in total 6GB (1x2GB, 1x4GB). Do you think it's ok? Will it work?

    I found this memory on Newegg and it's pretty cheap ($115):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227548

    What do you think guys?

    Thanks
    G
     
  2. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the difference is too small from 4 ---> 6

    Look and keep an eye out for cheap 2x4GB sticks. The full 8GB will probably be more worth it.
     
  3. applebook macrumors 6502a

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    I would get whatever you can afford now. An extra 2Gb on top of the 4 gig would help for VMware. I find myself constantly low in memory after a day or so of activity --clear caches of Safari and Firefox, then relaunch them, and I usually free up at least half a gig.

    4Gb isn't what it used to be. :mad:
     
  4. gguerini thread starter macrumors regular

    gguerini

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    Yeah, exactly... this is why I want 6GB. I constantly see my Mac with only 500MB free (while using VMWare + Chrome + many other apps) and things start to slow down. If I had 6GB it would be much better.

    I can even buy another 4GB later.. but for now, this is what I can do.

    Going back to the main question, will I have problems with the memory above (see link)? This is my doubt. I'd like to buy it today! :)

    Thanks guys
     
  5. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Thats not really the correct memory. You want PC8500 1066MHz with a CAS 7. And OCZ makes terrible memory.

    Wait until this is back in stock instead
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231265
     
  6. TZRaceR6 Guest

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    Might want to do a bit of research first. It looks like it is okay to do what you are proposing, but not without some issues.

    I have always looked at RAM in that you want matching sticks of the same size for optimum performance.

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Understanding_Intel_Mac_RAM
     
  7. gguerini thread starter macrumors regular

    gguerini

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    Thank you very much!! This is what I needed to know. I'll wait and buy this one.
     
  8. gguerini thread starter macrumors regular

    gguerini

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    I understand I won't be able to use dual channel and "lose" 8%, 10% of performance, but in my situation I'd rather to have 50% more memory available on my mac.

    The memory suggested above by kny3twalker seems to work well with the original 2GB.. I read a review of another guy doing the same thing.

    I'll give a try. If it doesn't work I just return it.

    Thank you all.
     
  9. applebook macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I would sacrifice 8% MAX performance for the extra 50% more memory :cool:
     
  10. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    i was debating between this too :(
    ill just wait and buy 8gb :]
     
  11. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    what are you talking about, OCZ does not make terrible ram
     
  12. applebook macrumors 6502a

    applebook

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    He must be confused :D
     
  13. shortys408 macrumors regular

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    should do it. if you want to upgrade later you can replace that other 2gb chip.
     
  14. gguerini thread starter macrumors regular

    gguerini

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    Thank you guys for the response. I'll buy it.. just waiting for those memories become available again.

    I'll post the results later next week.
    ;)
     
  15. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    You two forgot the sarcasm tag [SARCASM]:rolleyes:[/SARCASM]
     

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