Quick memory upgrade question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by carterx, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. carterx macrumors member

    carterx

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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!!!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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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.

     
  3. carterx thread starter macrumors member

    carterx

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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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  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    16GB for $80-$100
     

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