Upgrade to 8GB RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kentochan, May 29, 2011.

  1. Kentochan macrumors 6502

    Kentochan

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    Hey guys, I was thinking about upgrading the RAM on my base 2011 13" MacBook Pro from 4GB to 8GB. For those who have the upgrade, how's the performance? Is it worth the $80~$100? Can I sell my 4GB RAM to someplace? Any other worthwhile upgrades for about $100? Personally, I use my MBP for light gaming, iLife, iWork, Win 7 via Boot Camp, C++ and Java programming, Safari etc. And from doing those tasks, I can occasionally see a need in RAM with iStat Pro. Any input is appreciated :D
     
  2. xdbuix macrumors 6502

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    I recently upgraded my 15" 2011 from 4gb to 8gb. For me the $83 price is well worth it. I notice the faster bootups. My starcraft 2 was much more reliable with less hiccups and random freezing. Safari, chrome, and my other applications boot up faster. Everything just faster. I would keep the 4gb ram just in case for the future. You can probably get around $20 to $30 for it anyways.
     
  3. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

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    go for it, you won't be sorry, I'm running 8gb in my MBP and 12gb in my IMac.
     
  4. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    i've got 8. i never had 4, so i can't compare. i am pleased with the performance. at least once a day or so i end up needing the extra ram. i didn't "need" it. however, i am sure glad i have it.
     
  5. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    I went from 4 to 8 and it was WELL WORTH IT! Makes my Final Cut suite run as smooth as butter.

    Plus, if you want to run a virtual machine - 8gb of ram is the way to go!
     
  6. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

    Macsavvytech

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    RAMDisks are also much much faster then even the fastest of SSDs. I personally dont "need" 8GB but I will definitely make use of it when i get my 8GB modules. 4GB RAM Disks are fun!
     

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