Should I update my RAM (late 2008 unibody)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maclaw21, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. maclaw21 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi all:

    I'm looking for advice regarding whether I should upgrade my RAM on my late 2008 unibody MBP, running at 2.0 ghz dual core, 2 gb RAM. I don't use a lot of graphic programs; I'm wondering if I will get better performance with the upgraded RAM, especially with Lion on the horizon.

    Here are the rest of my specs:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

    Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    #2
    Go to Activity Monitor > System Memory and report (screenshot perhaps) what it says under that System Memory tab.

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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #3
    Definitely. More RAM will always help, especially if you have only 2GB. Your MBP supports up to 8GB.
     

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