MBP 2.3GHz 8GB RAM vs 16GB RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Orlandoech, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    I have a Early 2011 MBP (spec in my sig) and I do a lot of Photoshop and occasionally run a W7 VM and was just curious how much more beneficial 16GB vs 8GB RAM would be?

    My system runs fine atm with no issues, so wondering if the $300 is worth the upgrade right now, or wait till 8GB modules lower in cost. Advice?
     
  2. itegypt macrumors 6502

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    I got MBP 13" I run vms all day I got 8GB no issues..16GB is $$$
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    there is your answer,

    RAM doesnt usually go up in price so maybe when it does need more RAM it will be less money
     
  4. Orlandoech thread starter macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    Lol true. Thanks.
     
  5. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    If you are running fine with no issues, then why would you want to spend the extra $ to bump up to 16GB? It's not going to make your system significantly faster.
     
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    My Alu MB runs those applications fine on 4GB. 8GB should be more than enough unless you are running multiple VMs with Server OS.
     
  7. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I guess that would be more relative, or at least in the eye of the beholder eh? Inductive reasoning, inductive reasoning...I'll agree, but in my experience and more than a handful its always good to have allot of RAM...actually its always good to have more RAM than you think you'll need when you start doing visual/audio type things. I mean my system runs fine for basic things with 6GB's of RAM but for other tasks like Handbrake, with Final Cut open while browsing lightly I would definitely feel comfortable with more ram, but maybe not need it.
     
  8. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    My response was not directed at you, so what your needs are are irrelevant in this discussion.

    The OP mentioned that his system "RUNS FINE ATM WITH NO ISSUES", so why bother spending a fair amount of extra $ on something that would give him little to no benefit in performance?

     

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