Late 08 ALU macbook RAM Upgrade.

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  1. SOLLERBOY macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I have a late 08 Alu Macbook that iv'e been using for some quite intensive tasks.

    When I bought it (Dec 08) I was just going to use it for some note taking at college and stuff like that. As time progressed I needed to for flash/illustrator/photoshop on the go which it handled but recently the need has arisen to use it for intense photoshop and aperture work.


    I use my i5 imac for heavy lifting when at home but I need something portable for on the road or at university. My macbook was fine until I installed aperture 3 which brings the whole system to a halt.

    I have come to the assumption that I need to upgrade my 2GB RAM but my question is, will 4GB me enough? Does anyone have any experience with this laptop 4GB RAM and aperture 3??

    I know that aperture can sometimes really push my imac to the limit in terms of RAM and that has 8GB.

    Thanks.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I'd recommend 6GB. It's possible to get 8, but not all brands work, and it's a crapshoot at best. 4 may work, but it is quite possible that you will want more
     
  3. SOLLERBOY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    6 with a 4 and a 2?

    I thought the max was 4?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    So says apple. But OWC and many other people have had success with running 6. I have seen a few people get 8, but it seems to be hit or miss. 6 will definitely work (4GB and 2GB), so I'd go with that.
     

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