Ram upgrade worth it on 2.53 GHz i5 Late 2010 Macbook pro?

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  1. Atothendrew24 macrumors member

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    I have a 2.53 GHz i5 Late 2010 Macbook pro with 4gigs of ram preinstalled and I am interested in upgrading to 8gigs. I go to Arizona State University as a CS major so I do a lot of programming and am constantly on my mac. My question is whether or not I will see a significant performance increase with upgrading my macbook? Anyone who has done this want to share their stories?

    Thanks for any replies or advice.
     
  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Since you can do it for ~$55-60, why not?

    It'll help with multi-tasking and with running VMs, so if you do either, go for it.
     
  3. Atothendrew24 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow. I didn't realize it was so cheap. Last time I looked it was around $100.
     
  4. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    It's a VERY worthwhile upgrade in my opinion - at least for my uses. I run the full Final Cut Suite and a VM.

    I saw a tremendous performance increase.
     
  5. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Its a very worthwhile upgrade. I have the same computer with you, and even for very intensive task's, this computer is no slouch. The ram upgrade will prolong the life of your machine.
     
  6. BostonBrawler macrumors member

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    Ive got a late 2010 17" i7 just upgraded to 8gb. Amazing speed difference. Especially when multi tasking.
     
  7. Atothendrew24 thread starter macrumors member

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    What brands would you guys recommend? Kingston?
     
  8. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Kingston is good, Crucial, G.Skill, Corsair, Samsung . . .

    You can use 1333 MHz RAM (it'll still run at 1067 MHz), so get whatever is cheapest. I've got Crucial, but RAM is frankly a commodity.
     

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