Prices on RAM?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TSE, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Hi guys. I have a Penryn MacBook Pro that I am very satisfied with, and have been running with only 2 GBs of RAM. I frequently take up over 95% of the RAM usage by running VMWare Fusion, iTunes, and Safari together, and I get Kernel Panics occasionally due to the lack of memory.

    I am only 15 years old, and don't have a job because my parents think I should focus more on school. My birthday is coming up so I was thinking of spending the money on memory, but are prices on 4 GBs of RAM going to come down anytime soon? I was also told my MacBook Pro can hold a total of 6 GBs of RAM, is it worth it?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Does your MBP use DDR3 or DDR2? DDR3 costs ~50$ and DDR2 ~35$ from Crucial
     
  3. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    You technically can upgrade to 6GB, but you'd have to buy 1 4GB stick and 1 2GB stick, and 4GB sticks are still heinously expensive. I think you'd be quite happy with 4GB. At OWC a 4GB (2x2GB matched pair) is about 60 bucks.
     

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