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

Atothendrew24

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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.
 

Naimfan

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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.
 
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Mac-key

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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.
 
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JamesGorman

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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.
 
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BostonBrawler

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Ive got a late 2010 17" i7 just upgraded to 8gb. Amazing speed difference. Especially when multi tasking.
 
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Naimfan

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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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