8GB RAM upgrade worth it? (Lightroom user)

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  1. bsyde82 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry for posting this question as I know there's many threads related to it, but I feel like everyone's uses are different, so hard to join an existing thread.

    anyways, finally replacing my 09 MB Pro with a retina display one. The only memory-intensive software I really use on a regular basis is Adobe Lightroom. Other than that, office and browsing and music. Is it worth it to upgrade to 16 GB of RAM?

    I do have a habit of leaving a lot of browser windows open, as well as most of my main apps (mail, itunes, etc)
     
  2. Meister Suspended

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    For the uses you describe, absolutely not. In fact you can get away with 4.
    I use Lr all the time and there is no lag whatsoever. If your usage doesn't change then those are 200,- wasted.
     
  3. comptr macrumors 65816

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    I also upgrade from a 09 Mac book pro and use light room I got the 16 GB ram but I also use photoshop and final cut x.
     
  4. miguueeel macrumors member

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    Do you use them all at the same time?
     
  5. comptr macrumors 65816

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    No I don't.
     
  6. miguueeel macrumors member

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    Then 16 is too much, you will never run out with 8 :)
     
  7. comptr macrumors 65816

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    Well i did not upgrade to 16gb it came with 16 GB stock
     
  8. miguueeel macrumors member

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    I'm confused, I thought you where asking if it's worth to upgrade to 16 gb?
     
  9. comptr macrumors 65816

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    The op was not me
     

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