Just intalled 8gb from Crucial and I get a new computer!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sioannou, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. sioannou macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2010
    Nicosia Cyprus

    I'd just wanted to say that I have just installed an 8gb ram kit from Crucial to my MBP early 2011. I definitely recommend it as it's like I've got a new computer. No more sluggishness when I have to deal with multiple tabs in firefox , some virtual machines and fm 2012 running !

    A great upgrade !
  2. Nice macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2010
    The same for me. After I upgraded the ram - whole new world.
  3. Capex macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2010
    I went from 2 GB to 8. HUGE difference. Good to hear you upgraded too! It's amazing.
  4. Mersailios macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2011
    Depending on the applications and workload that you are running, the difference between 4 GB and 8 GB of memory can be night and day.

    I heavily multitask with my MacBook Pro every day, and while 4 GB was sufficient in most cases there were times where I'd wind up swapping quite a bit to disk, so my computer has a lot more breathing room with 8 GB. I can throw practically anything at it and not have to worry about quitting other applications. Best $69 I've spent on an upgrade! :D
  5. Ansah macrumors newbie


    Sep 27, 2011
    Yup. I recently went from 2 to 8 and it makes all of the difference in the world. Especially considering how inexpensive memory is these days. I got 2 X 4GB Corsair sticks for $36...
  6. mobi macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2004
    Penn's Woods
    Great to hear, it's the bang-for-your-buck upgrade! Stage I
  7. aCondor macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2010
    United States
    I've been thinking of upgrading from 4GB to 8GB and this thread just pushed me over the edge! Headed to NewEgg now... :)
  8. Spencer Reynen macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2011
    I have some 8GB RAM on my christmas list, I can't wait to get it after all the good things I hear about it.
  9. PNGento macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I just purchased an 8GB ram kit from NewEgg. It just arrived. Any advice for installing? Is this a user-doable thing? Anything I should know before doing it? I guess I remove the back...anything else special about the MBP? Never updated a MAC as this is my first after moving from Windows a few months ago.

  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    It's the same as any other laptop, dig right in. You have instructions in your owner's manual.
  11. jdsingle macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2011
    Man, I thought this was preordered by everyone prior to them even purchasing their laptop. Mine arrived about a week before I actually purchased the computer so I never even tried the 2GB. RAM upgrade and SSD upgrade is a must for me before I even turn on the computer.

    Glad you like it.

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