Quick RAM question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shenfrey, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Hi, so I upgraded my imac from 2GB to 8GB and now its so much faster, alot faster then my new 13" non retina MBP, which on paper should be 2x as fast! So I have decided to do the same, my question is on the crucial website it is cheaper to buy ONE stick of ram at 8Gb then it is to buy 2 STICKS of 4GB.

    Will there be any performance difference between buying the 1 or the two sticks?

    Thanks guys.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There is a slight performance benefit in using matched pairs of RAM.

    MR Guide to Matched RAM on Intel Macs
    MR Guide to Buying RAM
    MR Guide to Understanding Intel Mac RAM
  3. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    So its recommended I go for the pair?

    EDIT: Sorry, I missed your links.

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