I just installed 4 gigs of ram in my MBP!!!

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  1. gt40x4 macrumors member

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    As the title says I have just installed 4 gigs of ram in my late 2009 macbook pro about 2 minutes ago and immediately noticed a difference. I am very happy with the ram A+. It is the Crucial 1066 mghz 2x2gb sticks of ram ordered off of amazon for $100.00. If you have an extra benjaman burning a hole in your pocket, this is the upgrade for you. you WILL notice a speed increase, and it is very simple to do!!:)
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Good for you!
    Upgrading your RAM is probably the cheapest and easiest way to boost performance
     
  3. gwsat macrumors 68000

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    I concur. I recently upgraded my MBP's RAM from 2 to 6 gig because I was having trouble with both the speed and stability of Windows running in a VMware Fusion virtual machine. The improvement was dramatic and immediate. Now I routinely run Fusion in Unity mode so that I can access every Windows application from the OS X desktop. I have been satisfied with the speed of the Windows apps and they have been perfectly stable.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Definitely worth the upgrade if you are virtualizing Windows with either Parallels or Fusion... dramatic improvements
     
  5. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    I just went from 4 to 8 and was amazed at the difference.
    I use parallels a lot, it's night and day difference, I wasn't expecting as big of a boost as I got.
     
  6. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Both SSDs and 8GB DDR3 cost about the same ($300-400). I wonder which would give a better overall improvement, providing the snappy feel.
     
  7. gwsat macrumors 68000

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    It would depend on what apps you were running. Windows running in either Fusion of Parallels virtual machines are notorious memory hogs. Thus, I suspect that adding memory would do more for Windows apps than a faster drive. That's speculation, though, because I am still using the same old 160 gig drive that came installed on my MBP.
     
  8. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    nice! I myself am planning on upgrading my mbp from 4 to 6 gigs of ram, perhaps even 8 if the price is right in a few months time
     
  9. cswee10582 macrumors newbie

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    I upgraded my 2 week old 13" MBP after the first week from 2gb to 4gb, also upgraded her unibody macbook from 2gb to 4gb....seems to be a nice speed gain in apps and overall performance! LOVE THIS THING!
     

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