If you were buying today - 8GB RAM ($45) or 16GB RAM ($82)?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Queen of Spades, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

    Queen of Spades

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    I'm normally fairly decisive about these things, and I'm also well aware that I probably won't be needing more than 8GB of RAM any time soon. The main reason I'm undecided is the low price of 16GB right now. It's only $37 more to have 16GB over 8GB.

    So, what would you do if you had a MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM today, and were intending to upgrade the RAM:

    1) Buy the 8GB of RAM for $45.

    2) Buy the 16GB of RAM for $82.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bf2008 macrumors member

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    What about buying only one DIMM of 8GB, then you'll end up having 10GB in total, and in the future you can upgrade to 16GB if you want.
     
  3. scarred macrumors 6502a

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    If you were suffering with 4, I'd go to 16. By that I mean, if your system is slow because 4GB is too little for what you are doing, going to 16 will definitely push you over that hump.
     
  4. Queen of Spades thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I went with the 8GB, since I know it's plenty for my uses. When/If I ever need 16GB, I'll get it then. Thanks.
     

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