Gator24765

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wiznet

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You answered your own question/concern.

The speed of the 4GB is much faster...


I wanted to run some geek bench scores with
The 8gb of ram is DDR3 1067 mhz and the 4GB ram is DDR3 1600 mhz

I don't see what your concern is. It's fairly obvious why - but as far as whether you need the 8, that's up to you, and what things you plan to do on your MBP. Heavier applications such as FCP, etc. will benefit from more RAM. If you decide to get 8GB on a 2012 model.. you should buy 1600 MHz RAM.. as that would only make sense.. try http://www.crucial.com, using their selection tool.
 

MH01

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I find my geekbench scores vary a bit every time I run it.

You should have probably ran it 5 times with each configuration to see what the average was.

If you want to see if the speed of the ram does anything run benches of 4GB of the slower vrs the faster ram.
 

wiznet

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May 30, 2012
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thanks for the info. I used 8gb of ram from my old macbook pro, so it must be outdated.


I plan on using Final Cut Pro so the boost will help.

Yes, that would be slightly out-dated!

And yes, FCP will definitely benefit, as I said. You can't go wrong with Crucial and I'm sure you'll highly benefit from upgrading - very worth the (relatively small, if you consider its impact) price.

Good luck!
 
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