Quick memory upgrade question

carterx

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Dec 4, 2006
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I'm about to purchase memory to upgrade some MacBook Pro's with 8GB but the difference in price between the 8GB kit (2X4GB) is just $4 difference with the 8GB (1X8GB) stick. Will a MacBook Pro Late 2011 model allow for a mix of 1X8GB stick plus the stock 1X2GB stick and combine and work properly as 10GB?

If not I'll replace both 2GB sticks with 4GB each.

Thanks!!!
 

carterx

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Dec 4, 2006
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It will work.
Just know, that having two modules of the same capacity (two 4 GB modules) will give you a 10% performance boost due to dual channel support, but it is unlikely to see that boost.

Thanks for the info!
So since it looks like you know your memory :) what would you run? This is an upgrade for faculty that teach Final Cut, Avid and Graphic Design. Would it be a better option to match it up with two 4GB sticks or go with the 10GB

Thanks again for the info!!

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Orlandoech

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Thanks for the info!
So since it looks like you know your memory :) what would you run? This is an upgrade for faculty that teach Final Cut, Avid and Graphic Design. Would it be a better option to match it up with two 4GB sticks or go with the 10GB

Thanks again for the info!!

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16GB for $80-$100