Difference in performance with RAM -- 1 gig v. 2 gig

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  1. ghostguts macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    I'm buying a Macbook in a week or so (as soon as my work check clears). I'm just wondering how much of a performance difference there is between having 1 gigabyte of ram or having 2 gigabytes of ram.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Entirely depends on the applications you intend to run. For anything other than light use, however, it's well worthwhile.
     
  3. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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  4. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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    when i went from 1GB to 2.5GB everything seemed zippier...even with only light tasks. it even booted up faster. i didn't notice a change when i went from 2.5GB to 4GB, probably because i don't heavily multitask.
     
  5. Antimatter macrumors regular

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  6. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    FireFox is even snappier
     
  7. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Sadly you will not see a difference in your Textedit.app usage. :(
     
  8. MacBookJoePro macrumors regular

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    This should be the general response to ALL questions about upgrading ram!!

    -JoE
     

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