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

sioannou

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Mar 25, 2010
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Nicosia Cyprus
Hi

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 !
 

Nice

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

Mersailios

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Oct 23, 2011
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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
 

Ansah

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Sep 27, 2011
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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...
 

PNGento

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Jul 7, 2011
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Hi

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 !
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.

TIA
 

snaky69

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Mar 14, 2008
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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.

TIA
It's the same as any other laptop, dig right in. You have instructions in your owner's manual.
 

jdsingle

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Oct 28, 2011
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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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