How to split up the ram i have?

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  1. WozTech macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, this is my first post so here goes!

    Ok, I have a MBP 13" 2.53GHz and a new model Mac Mini 2.4GHz. I use both about 50% of the time. I have 2x2gb and 2x1gb sticks of ram and I am trying to find out what would give me the best bang, if it would be putting 3gb in each or 2 in one mac and 4 in the other.

    My every day use is as follows (about even amount use on both macs with all apps):
    Final cut pro
    safari, mail, skype (at the same time mostly)
    World of warcraft, Ventrilo, iTunes (also at the same time)
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Well, if you can limit your FCP use to just one or the other, put 4GB in it. Otherwise, no question--3 and 3.

    Of course, given what you've spent on computers, and what FCP alone costs, if you're using it on even a semi-regular basis, $100 isn't exactly that much to spend to get both up to 4GB, and there should be a substantial speed boost in FCP.

    Heck, if you're doing anything serious, the $250 it would cost to get both to 6GB (4GB+2GB each) should be easily worth it, if not the expense of maxing both out at 8GB, if they support it.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Why not buy another 2x1gb ram stick and so both laptops will have 4 gig each
     
  4. WozTech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I would love to put 4 or even 6 in each but at this time we are trying to save all the cash we can to move so i really don't have to cash to drop on it.

    so i just wanted to know what the best config would be for the time being.
     
  5. WozTech thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well seeing as i don't have 2 laptops and bot the MBP and Mini only have 2 slots in them i don't see how that would help.

    thanks on the thoughts makosuke
     
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Unfortunate, but I know how that goes, and my previous recommendation stands--3GB and 3GB, no question.
     

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