MacBook pro RAM in laymans terms...?

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    I searched and read threads but Is there anyone who can simply explain ram to me? Would I benefit from adding ram to a 2010 MBP 2.4 GHz 4GB RAM? is it worth the $$$ and how much increase in performance should I expect?
     
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    RAM is short for Random Access Memory which means data is copied into the RAM to be accessible rapidly. If you open a document or photo, it is copied into the RAM, thus faster access is provided.

    4GB RAM is more than enough for most purposes, unless you have RAM-hungry applications open all the time and experience a slow down.

    What applications have you open most of the time?
     
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    I use my mbp for very basic purposes... Web browsing, DL music and movies, an occasional game, and MS office.
     
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    Then 4GB of RAM is more than enough.
     
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    Good.. Thanks
     

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