For my Macbook, in the future...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tumeg101, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Orange County, California
    Ok, if you read my sig at all, you would know that I am going to buy a macbook after leopard comes out, and I was wondering...
    Should I keep the 1gb ram, or upgrade it to 2 (I would upgrade it on my own(cheaper))
    all I will be doing, is playing a few games, photo and movie editing, making some web-pages, and running photoshop... so idk if I would need the extra 1gb ram, or if 1gb alone is enough...
  2. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    RAM really depends on how much programs you have running on it. 1GB is usually sufficient enough to run 2-4 programs at once. But for movie editing you programs or photoshop, more RAM is always better.

    With 1GB of RAM if you were using photoshop or some movie editor, it would be best to not have any other programs up, or else your computer may begin to feel sluggish. With 2GB you can have a few open without a need to worry about completely closing program.

    I personally have 2GB system and its nice because you can have multiple windows open from multiple programs without your system beach balling.
  3. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I reckon if you want to run Leopard smoothly you'd want the extra gig.

    MS is nitrous for inefficient OS's, but I think Leopard might be RAM hungry too with all these features and transitions.

    It'll work, just depends how well you want it to work.
  4. chex macrumors regular

    May 17, 2007
  5. fewture macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2006
    just checked your sig, and how you are waiting for a current revision with Leopard.

    You should wait (if you can) for the next revision which should come with 3 months maximum of Leopard (more likely 2).

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