RAM buying tip for new MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gwihannom, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. gwihannom macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2008
    I have purchased my new MacBook Pro a couple of weeks ago and I'm absolutely in love with it! I've had no issues whatsoever with the machine.

    I feel like that geeky guy on "I'm Mac" commercial. :)

    This is my first Mac in about four years after selling away my Powerbook and I can't believe how much Apple products improved since then. At the time PowerBooks were awesome, but compared to now, all I can say is wow. I have Toshiba and Dell computers but have not used it much at all since I purchased the new MacBook Pro.

    That said, I've installed VMware Fusion on my Mac and will be running Windows Vista on it. I decided not to use BootCamp because it was overheating.

    But now I realize running two separate OS is taking a lot from the memory. Since I did extensive video and other heavy works on my old PowerBook, I didn't think I would need much memory with the new computer. Boy, was I wrong.

    I've searched online and went to Apple.com to find if I could buy extra memory, but none were found. Are they even released? Where can I get them? I'm not really confident if I could just purchase it from any website, worried that it might not fit with my machine. I'm not sure if there's memory that's designed specifically for the new MacBook Pro either... hmm.

    I have 2.4 GHz processor and 2GB of ram on the computer and want to expend it to perhaps 4 or 6, whichever is available.
  2. stuart.mccollum macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    I think you may have the same MacBook as me, the installed memory is running at 1024mhz and the closest i can find is 667mhz i think. This was on the crucial website by the way and for 4GB (2x2GB) it was around £100.

    Im not sure what to do, i notice it most when running 2 or 3 different adobe products on my MacBook.

    I know the new Pro's an take up to 6GB, 1 2GB stick and then 1 4GB stick but the only way to do this would be to sacrifice the speed?
  3. deadpixels macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
    plenty of memory out there, here's just one example ;)

  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  5. stuart.mccollum macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    $600?! For 4GB :(
  7. gwihannom thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Thanks, I have purchased 4GB memory from the site. Hope it's a good performance booster.

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