memory for 17" 2.33 GHz MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by natethomas, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. natethomas macrumors newbie

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    I just placed an order for a MBP from macmall. I opted to go with the slightly older version: 17", 2.33 GHz, 2Gb RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive. Total after a rebate is just under $2000. I could have gotten a 15", 2.2 GHz version for rougly the same price from Apple, but this will be our main computer and I wanted the slightly larger display and faster graphics card.

    I would like to upgrade the RAM. Should I just replace one of the modules (to get to 3 Gb) or should I put in two 2 Gb modules? I know that the max for this MBP is 3 Gb - is it better to have the modules matched even if it excedes what the computer can handle?

    Thanks!
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    It's not worth the extra money. The benefit you will see from the matched pair is negligent if you can't use the memory.
     
  3. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Congratulations

    I got the same deal (but $100 more) two weeks ago. I'm just staying with the 2 gigs. Works fine, no install, save money.
    It's a fantastic machine.
     
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I thought the 128 Nvidea card beat the 256mb x1600s
     
  5. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    It does by quite a fair bit actually. You got a much slower graphics card and a tiny bit faster processor, but I bet that extra screen space makes up for it.
     

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