Macbook memory question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by yadmonkey, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

    yadmonkey

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    I have a Macbook C2D pre-Santa Rosa and I'm wonder what is the best memory config of the following three...

    2x1GB (supports dual-channel addressing)

    -or-

    1GB+2GB (more RAM but loses the dual-channel addressing)

    -or-

    2x2GB (in my understanding, I'll get an actual 3GB recognized, but will this allow dual-channel addressing?)

    Adam
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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  3. yadmonkey thread starter macrumors 65816

    yadmonkey

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    Wow, could you point me to a more perfect study for my needs?! Looks like the difference between 3GB and 4GB is negligible, except for in the "RAM hog" test.

    Thanks so much for pointing me that way!
     
  4. illidian macrumors 6502

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    The transition from 3GB to 4GB is negligible now, but expect greater differences in even a year from now. The extra $10 for 4GB is worth it.
     
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    youbetcha
     

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