MacBook Upgrade Advice?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ricksen24, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. ricksen24 macrumors member

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    Hi Guys,

    Was contemplating upgrading my Macbook Pro, its a 2011 model see the screen shots for more info.

    First stop i was thinking was the Ram, the computer does lag a bit when i have more than one or two applications open.

    Could anyone recommend me some decent ram sticks to take me up to 16gb for a decent price?

    Im from the UK and dont really no much about these things!

    Help appreciated guys :)

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  2. chriscl macrumors 6502

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    Go to Crucial:

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/

    They have a 'magic' tool that will interrogate your Mac and show you the compatible upgrades.

    I recently upgraded the RAM in my mid-2012 cMBP, 16GB of RAM for less than £60 which is a bargain!

    That's the upgrade to go for, if you have the cash!
     
  3. ricksen24 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Chris, will check it out.

    How you finding the upgrade?
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    I'd check on amazon.co.uk. I generally suggest Crucial, Corsair or g.skill. Just read through the reviews and see if you can find other Mac owners experiences with what you're buying. Often there will be a lot of good information in the reviews.
     
  5. chriscl macrumors 6502

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    For the cost, the increase in performance has been fantastic. I've noticed significant improvements in the speed at which applications launch, plus - and most relevant for me - the ease and speed at which I can switch between apps now, seeing as I tend to leave Safari, Mail, Messages, iTunes and a couple of other apps open all the time, and am also often switching between Photoshop Elements, iMovie and a couple of others.

    The RAM increase has certainly made a very useful improvement to performance for me; best possible bang-for-your-buck (or Pound) you can get.
     
  6. richnyc macrumors regular

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  7. michial macrumors 6502a

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    Just got my 16gb of RAM from OWC ( www.macsales.com ) in the mail and swapped out my 4gb stock in my 2012 cmbp 15" 2.3. It smokes now. No beach balls anymore. Wow. It was so easy. It took 5 minutes to do it.
     

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