Should I upgrage my Macbook Pro Memory to 4GB!!!

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  1. ILOVEMYMBP2.2g macrumors regular

    ILOVEMYMBP2.2g

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    I just got a 15.4" MBP with 2gb of ram and i saw a video of one with 4gigs and it was soooooooo fast, i was just wondering how much faster mine would be be if i upgraded to 4gigs and if I did, what is the best kind of memory to buy, and where should I buy it from!!! Thanks!!!
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    4 GB is overkill for a lot of users. What do you plan to use the machine for?

    If you do elect to upgrade the RAM, OWC and DMS are popular choices for high-quality, reasonably-priced, and vendor-guaranteed RAM in the US.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    what do you use your computer for, for most current applications 2GBs is plenty. If you do upgrade, I hace heard good things about OWC.
     
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Increasing you ram should speed things up even more.

    I always use Crucial ram, not the cheapest but I've never had any problems. :)
     
  5. ILOVEMYMBP2.2g thread starter macrumors regular

    ILOVEMYMBP2.2g

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    I Im going to be editing photos in photoshop, and definitely recording songs in garageband, thats pretty much it on the heavier use side of it, after that just surfin with safari.
     
  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    sounds like you'd be better off with a fast HDD rather than boatloads of RAM.
     
  7. ILOVEMYMBP2.2g thread starter macrumors regular

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    What is a fast HDD, and why would that be better than the ram?
     
  8. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Faster Hard Disk Drive which the entire system depends on. The faster it spins, the faster things launch/laod. HDD is the bottleneck/slowest component of the entire system
     
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  10. Smurfed macrumors regular

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    A 7200 RPM HD would be fine :p
     

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