Ram from 4gb to 8gb noticable?

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  1. Navdakilla macrumors 65816

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    I have a base 13" 2010 MBP, with upgraded HD (640gb 5400rpm)

    Typically when I am running Lion I have a bunch (probably 6-7) of running programs: dropbox, remote mouse, splashtop, air video etc. All of these are mainly for my idevice integration (ipad, iphone).

    Also typically I have a bunch of virtual desktops for: 1. Internet 2. Torrents 3. Itunes 4. VLC

    usually when running my computer as normal my ram usage (stock 4gb) shows up at about 70%. And I do notice some lag when switching between screens/apps.

    Would I notice a boost in performance if I upgraded my ram? (I'm not planning on changing my HD to a SSD, because I need all the space)

    I am asking because I'm not sure if adding more ram will do anything, since my ram isn't being run at 100% right now, but it's only 50$ so I might just do it.

    Any advice? thanks

    (also not sure where this topic goes, I'm a new user so put it here. mods please move appropriately, sorry lol)
     
  2. a9205 macrumors member

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    i'd say so.. it made a noticeable difference for me.
     
  3. Tiki35 macrumors 6502

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    Also agree, especially if you're running virtualizations, 8GB makes a big difference.
     
  4. orvn macrumors 6502

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    Care to share where I can get that much RAM for 50 bux?
     
  5. Navdakilla thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Check amazon or newegg

    I know i've seen some on there for aroudn 50 (+10 for shipping). Still a killer value
     
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