Ram Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Marzooq, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Marzooq macrumors newbie

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  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    big thumbs up moving to 16GB. The next upgrade....replace HD with SSD since your MBP should have SATA3. In the States we can get Samsung 840 EVO 1TB for $499. Smaller sizes are of course much less expensive.
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Here's my 2011 MBP with a 512GB Samsung 840 Pro booting up: http://1drv.ms/1mgZece

    Hopefully the OP will have a general idea of how fast an SSD Mac starts up.
     
  4. Marzooq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    YAY! Thanks for the fast reply guys :) ill upgrade the hd to an ssd as soon as i get the new ram :D
     
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    agreed with everyone, the SSD is actually more important than the RAM


    I have a early 2011 and the RAM was upgraded to 16GB about a year ago, it was great at first but with Mavericks I started to get beach balls for everything, finder was crashing a lot


    I have now put a SSD in the main bay and my 1TB in the optical bay just to store movies and music

    I litterly have fallen back in love with my Mac, I have not had a beach ball since it boots in 11 seconds and most app open from the dock with 1 or 2 animation bounces
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Definitely,
    OSX has excellent memory management and unless you see high swap usage, more ram won't benefit the machine where as the SSD will show immediate results.
     
  7. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    The reason I suggested going to 16GB if you are bothering to open the box for a memory upgrade, 16GB is not all that much more of an investment than 8GB; it should be less than $100 extra. Once you put in 16GB and a SSD with trim enabled, you have likely performed all the hardware improvements that are practical.

    I can't wait to see tomorrow afternoon what a difference the 840EVO makes in the niece's whitebook boot and apps opening times. :D
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    But that would be a waste of money ;)
     
  9. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    ROFLMAO. Indeed some folks freak at someone having "too much". Those are the folks that never heard:


    Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

    Oscar Wilde
     

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