More RAM worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by egglybagelface, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. egglybagelface macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at the new 15" i7 2.2ghz, everything else is base, except the HDD will be the 500 gig 7200 rpm.

    The thing is, I also have this extra 10% discount (so about $220). I noticed that upgrading RAM now costs way less than it used to (only $180). But is this still a total rip off? How much would just buying RAM myself cost?

    Would it make sense for me to use the discount to upgrade the RAM to 8 gig? Or should I just save money? Would the performance be THAT much better? Has anyone geekbenched an 8 gig setup yet?

    I plan to be using it for video, photo, graphics, and audio editing, and maybe some light mainstream gaming.
     
  2. ECUpirate44, Feb 25, 2011
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    ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    For your uses, I would definitely upgrade to 8GB of ram from OWC.

    It's super easy to do yourself.

    Edit: Apparently Hellhammer found a better deal lol
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    More RAM does not always mean greater benchmark results as some only test the bandwidth, not the capacity. More RAM is always better and productivity apps love RAM. 83$ from NewEgg
     

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