Can memory / RAM upgrade increase Final Cut Pro X performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Justin098, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Justin098 macrumors newbie

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    I have MacBook Late 2008 Aluminium with a base memory of 2GB RAM. And I use Final Cut Pro X for my video projects at school and it is so slow sometimes, I can't even upload it on Facebook or Youtube or save it as a master file. Some say that higher RAM better performance of Final Cut Pro. Is this true?
     
  2. madmacfan macrumors 6502

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    2GB Ram is a bit low, especially if your'e using Final Cut Pro X and it's no wonder that you're running into performance issues. The System requirements for Final Cut Pro X recommend a minimum of 4GB is needed for it to run smoothly (See mac app store). I have 8GB ram in my Macbook and it runs pretty well and doesn't seem to slow down at all. I don't get any dreaded beach balls either. I would definitely recommend upgrading your Ram. It will make a difference to the performance of FCPX and other pro apps too.
     
  3. vadamo macrumors newbie

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    Im pretty sure Macbook late 2008's are upgradable to 8gb, 2gb is very slow though. Go to 8GB and see how it turns out.
     

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