Should I Upgrade SR MBP RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by catgo, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. catgo macrumors member

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    I have a SR MBP 2.2, lately i been having problems when using some programs like Aperture, Safari and iTunes simultaneously. Aperture gets unresponsive for a few seconds before executing the command. This usually does not happen when I just restarted the computer and have all other programs closed.

    I'm planning to upgrade the RAM and I can't decide if I should put 3Gb or 4 GB, mostly because of the cost this involves. I can get a 2 GB Module for $100 online or $195 for 2 of them bringing my ram up to 4GB.

    However i would be satisfied if having 3GB would solve my problem with Aperture. Do you guys think that by adding the extra 1GB to a total of 3Gb will solve my problem while using aperture, or is it required that i upgrade to 4GB to solve this aperture issue.

    Any comments would help, Thanks
     
  2. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    Have you used iStat or some other program to analyze your memory usage?
     
  3. catgo thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I do use it, when using Aperture, i only have about 200 MB free and i often get page-outs for example after 20 min use, i may have 60,000 page-ins and 10,000 page-outs. thanks
     
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  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Compusa's current sale is the 2GB SO-DIMM for $75.

    Great if they are nearby.

    Edit:

    I was cheap and opted for the $40 1GB So-DIMM, but I've not had many pageouts at all before the memory bump. And didn't want the mail order hassle to see if I could save 10-50%.
     
  6. iamjustin macrumors member

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    depends what your using it for. i know alot of professional photographers and such that are satisfied with just 2gb of ram, alot of ppl just want a pimp computer for no reason other than they just want a sweet computer, so first ask urself if u really need it for what u do and want to do.
     
  7. catgo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the Compusa tip, the price is great, the cheapest i've seen...will order soon! Thanks
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    They are next center over from the Apple Store here, so I've stopped by a couple times the past couple weeks.

    And the current instant rebates on memory, made it a decent local deal.
     

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