To RAM or not to RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by w00t951, May 17, 2012.

  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

    w00t951

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    I currently don't use more than 5GB of RAM at the very most.

    I was watching the price of 16GB RAM halve from 6 months ago to $80 today.

    For a "just because" upgrade, how much do you think I'm justified to pay?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

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    Haha, just wait it out if you don't need it. 16GB prices will continue to fall.
     
  3. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    What a stupid question. Just because you aren't justified to pay anything. You can do it anyway, I hope you do realize the stupidity of it.
    More RAM needs slightly more power and you obviously don't even need 8GB.
     
  4. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    If you're asking, you probably don't need it.
     
  5. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

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    16 gb RAM is something that only ultra top professionals would ever need. There is no chance a standard laptop user would require that much. Why spending money on something you don't need?
     
  6. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Yerp. Save the extra, what $50 and invest in an SSD :D

    8GB is more than enough.

    I have 16GB because I treat this laptop like a desktop and I push it.

    It still amazes me that a laptop is capable of so much.

    Just wish the MBP fans didn't suck.
     
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    16GB will keep on dropping.
    Just wait till 32GB module comes out and 16GB will be close to 30USD.
     
  8. ljones macrumors regular

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    Whoa, some of you guys put way too much into these replies. There is nothing stupid about considering more ram given the prices are falling and the possibility that the use on the system may change. Sure, there are drawbacks to using more ram, but make the choice based on the type of work you plan to do. 8 just doesn't cut it for me.
     
  9. Gen macrumors 6502a

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  10. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow!! Really no need for such harsh responses. Almost everyone has purchased something they didn't absolutely, positively, most definitely need at the moment because the price was such a great deal. Who knows, his needs may change in the near future. Wouldn't it be ironic if some unforeseen incident caused RAM prices to skyrocket. Give the guy a break.


    I thought Don Rickles (RIP) was deceased..........
     

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