Ram upgrade Question!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vjicecool, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2010
    Will upgrading my ram from 4gb to 8gb increase my gaming experience.
    I have a mac book pro 4gb ram, 2.0 ghz intel core i7 with 750 gb hard disk.
    I am running x plane on it
    If i increase the ram from 4 gb to 8 gb, will i see any increase i n performance . I find it little bit slow even if i played it with settings.
    Please suggest guys
  2. whoathere macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2006
    Rockford, IL
    I would imagine an increase will be noticed. But I'm def no expert in gaming.
  3. EndlessMac macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2009
    I think the quickest way to find out is to play your game first and then open up System Preferences and check for how much page outs you have. If there is a lot then you'll benefit from more RAM. If not then there will probably be no benefit.

    You should restart your Mac before doing this test so that all the page outs will be from your gaming and not from other things you do with your Mac.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Most games are not RAM intensive but CPU and GPU intensive, I strongly doubt you'd see any performance improvement at all.
  5. bobcan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    You might also get a 'decent idea' by opening up The Activity Monitor and seeing what the System Memory usage shows you.. I would think that for the price, an 8GB Upgrade would be well worth it on any MBP..
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I think you probably meant "Activity Monitor", not "System Preferences", as the latter doesn't show page outs. See my post in the thread I linked to in post #2.
  7. EndlessMac macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2009
    You are correct. I meant Activity Monitor. :D

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