Question about MacBook RAM Upgrade?

Wishbong

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Hello, today I got my MacBook's RAM upgraded from 2GB to 5GB. (1GB+4GB)

I was wondering if I should spend the extra $90 to upgrade to 8GB. (4GB+4GB)
(I heard something about dual-channeling which I didn't fully understand...)

I mainly use the Macbook for writing university reports and browsing the web.
Really, the only "processor/graphic intense" applications I run is StarCraft 2.

Thank you.!
 
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Depending on your exact MB model, 6 GB or 8 GB might be the maximum.

Open Activity Monitor and go to the System Memory* tab and look for Page Outs and Swap used and report back.

If you do not have "Swap used" bigger than 1 GB on a typical day, you should be fine.

Dual channel support (two RAM modules with the same capacity) gives you a 10 % performance boost, thus it is unlikely noticeable for your stated computational needs.
 

Wishbong

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Aug 20, 2012
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Thanks for the fast reply

My MacBook's maximum is 8GB.

My Page Out and Swap Used is both 0 bytes.

So you're saying Dual Channeling wouldn't really affect performance very much?

Edit: 1.95GB RAM Being used.
 
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