The RAM question (again)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by seankernan, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. seankernan macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2009
    I'm given to understand that the 16 gb option doesn't give you much punch over the 8. I do Photoshop, some fairly straightforward video editing (FCP 7 and moving toward FCPX)
    Anyone had experience with this question?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    A search of the forums would likely have brought you the answer you seek.

    The bottom line is, if you're not running out of RAM in the first place, more will not give you any performance benefit whatsoever.

    Do a search regarding page outs and what they mean, then monitor yours, you'll be able to know if you need more, and you'll learn something in the process.
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    It wont give you more "power", just more multitasking capabilities or VMs.

    I would still get 16GB if you're a medium to heavy Photoshop user editing any decent size RAWs or PSDs.

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