ram effects

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Hi all. I have a question. I currently have a blacbook cd with 1.5gigs of ram. seeing how ram is relatively cheap these days, would i see much of an improvement going from 1.5 to 2? will the dual channel help out alot or is it not worth it.

    currently i have 197162 page ins and 808 pageouts but if i were to use parallels or google earth, that number would drastically go up for both sides

    any rec's?

    thnaks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    It's a good idea but don't expect a great gain. I went from 1.5 to 2.0 GB and I just see a few less page outs.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It can never hurt to have more RAM, but i don't know that you actually need it.
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    yea i am just debating if its worth the 60 or so bucks for little improvement. that could be like gas money haha

    for those with 2gigs, when you run parallels, i take it you still get a significant number of pageouts right?
     
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Using apps like Parallels or good ol' Rosetta will benefit of having extra RAM.

    IMHO if you can upgrade for little money, just do it.
     

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