RAM Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ghall, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    I have about 1.5GB of RAM in my Core Duo MacBook Pro right now. How much of a performance boost do I get from matched RAM? Also, can I put 2 2GB RAM cards into my MacBook Pro or can the logic board not handle it?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    A matched pair won't bring you that large of a performance boost. ...But if you were to upgrade to 2 x 1 GB chips, you'd be getting an extra 500 MB + the bonus of having a matched pair ...which together, would be noticeable.

    I do not believe your model can handle 4 GB.
     
  3. byakuya macrumors 6502a

    byakuya

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    I think the most common value that people say matched pairs can bring is
    around 5-10% (while 10% seems rather high for my taste).
    I'd say you'll get the most boost out of the extra 512MB
     
  4. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    Okay, so I've looked at a few different RAM cards from NewEgg. What's the least amount I should pay for a 1GB card to be sure I'm getting quality RAM?
     
  5. byakuya macrumors 6502a

    byakuya

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    since I don't know the prices for rams in the us I'll just name a few brands that seem to be popular with mac owners.

    crucial, kingston, owc,

    I think these are the most popular brands (if not, at least the most named in forums).
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I believe you can get a 1 GB stick from crucial for about $30. ...I don't see how you could find anything much cheaper than that.
     

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