MBP 13inch Mid 2010 with 8GB Ram?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rcorai, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. rcorai macrumors member

    rcorai

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    Hi,

    I have a MBP 13inch 2010 with 4GB Ram (1067Mhz DDR3) and I would like to upgrade it to 8GB Ram but just if it worths it.

    Does anyone do this with a MBP 2010?
     
  2. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Open activity monitor after a few days of use. Check your page-outs. If the number is high (several hundred MB or more) then you'll likely benefit a bit from more RAM.

    I have 8GB and use the computer mostly for web browsing, video encoding and some other desk work. I occasionally run windows 7 in a virtual machine. With 8GB of RAM, I generally hover around 2-3GB free.
     
  3. rcorai thread starter macrumors member

    rcorai

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    Good suggestion. I think I will need more RAM. Activity monitor shows me 350MB free and I have opened all the apps I use frequently. :rolleyes:
     
  4. calibrationx macrumors member

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    Make sure it's 1066 RAM. It will not boot with 1333. I learned this the hard way.
     
  5. rcorai thread starter macrumors member

    rcorai

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    I think I will purchase these memory cards: Kingston 2x4GB

    I'm not sure how to know if I'm using 204pin.

    Best regards,
     
  6. doh123 macrumors 65816

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