[UK] RAM Prices - Thinking of Upgrading

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andylyon, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. andylyon macrumors 6502a

    andylyon

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    After some advice. First off here's what I currently have:

    MacBook Pro 13" 2.26GHz 320GB - Mid 2009 version

    Been thinking about upgrading my RAM for a while now as I still have the bog-standard 2GB installed. I was looking to upgrade it to 4GB a I am starting to see it beach ball a lot when using several programs at once. (e.g. Word, Powerpoint, Safari with 15+ tabs, iTunes and iPhoto both with relatively large libraries)

    However, am I missing something? I went on the Crucial UK website and found that 2x2GB modules for my MBP would cost £35.99 including VAT, which I thought was really cheap and was just about to purchase! However, underneath this I saw 2x4GB modules coming in at just £75.59 including VAT. Which to me sounds insanely cheap to max out my pro, I'm sure just a couple of months ago (November time I think it was) the price for these was £200+.

    So assuming this price is correct I'm thinking of just maxing it out to 8GB. Would this be worth it? I do tend to use many programs at once and also bootcamp Windows 7 occasionally. Im not planning on getting rid of my laptop for at least a couple of years.

    Has anyone upgrading to 8GB in this laptop? Is it worth it for the price? Is there a noticeable difference going from 4GB to 8GB? Would it increase the re-sale value by much? Anything I should be aware of?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    8GB is the max your laptop can take, and if you can afford it I recommend you do, purely as as soon as you get 4GB youll start doing even more at once, and so 8 will become a necessity (I did this on my White MB going 1GB -> 4GB because I knew 2GB still wouldnt be enough as Id start doing more).
     
  3. andylyon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    andylyon

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    Cheers, good advice, will probably pull the trigger on 8GB later tonight!
     
  4. chazco macrumors member

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    I'm looking to give my 2010 13" MBP a bit of a boost and I've been trying to decide between a 7200rpm drive or upgrading to 8GB of RAM. £75.59 looks like a reasonable deal.
     
  5. andylyon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    andylyon

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    Yeah I think £75.59 is a steal compared to what it was just a few months ago, also, I currently have a 7200rpm 320GB drive in mine and noticed no real speed boost from the stock drive.
     
  6. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    2 GB to 4 GB is the biggest jump, but for that price I'd go straight to 8 GB. Consider that if you upgrade to 4 GB today, you will be stuck with the RAM. But check what RAM you have; you might consider adding a single 4GB chip if they sell that.
     

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