Question on upgrading Ram... MBP 3,1

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lulgle, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. lulgle macrumors newbie

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    Pasadena, CA
    #1
    I have a 2007 MBP that might be in need of an upgrade. Recently I have been working on large photoshop files, and with that running along with lightroom and itunes, my computer is superlaggy.

    Will upgrading my 2gb ram too 4/6 gb increase performance?
    I've read that my computer can take 6 gb, but will it be all used?
    Will this even help?

    here is my set up
    MacBookPro3,1
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    2.2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    500gb 7200rpm HDD

    thanks for all your help.

    ps - would any of this help the laggyness when i connect my mbp to an external screen?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    For the vast majority of users, more RAM = better performance
    You can find specs on all Apple products with Mactracker

    MA895LL (2.2 GHz), MA896LL (2.4 GHz)
    Maximum RAM:6.0 GB (Actual) 4.0 GB (Apple)

    Yes, it will use all of 6GB.
     
  3. lulgle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the info.
    so what does 6gb actual 4gb apple mean?
    and would this specifically help with the programs and monitor im using or would it be a waste?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Apple claims the max RAM is 4GB, but it will actually use up to 6.
     

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