Running 16GB of RAM in a 13" 2011 MacBook Pro

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  1. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    Is this advantageous or not? I run a Windows 7 VM on a separate external hard drive, my memory usage looks like this.

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    I'm wondering whether I would gain anything by upgrading from 8GB to 16GB.
     
  2. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    No you wouldn't. If that is your standard usage, the green on the memory pressure shows you that resources are available. I would only consider upgrading if you see your memory pressure going to orange/red.
     
  3. orestes1984 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That is completely idle and running one VM. Load testing while running Photoshop gives a different picture on a usual task of processing a photo stitch, but it's still full green, CPU spikes at 30%. I guess I don't really need anything.

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  4. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    I mean it wouldn't hurt, but if you aren't noticing any issues, it probably wouldn't help either. It'd be more of a mental comfort than anything else.
     

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