Upgrading ram from 4gb to 8gb?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Gator24765, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

    Gator24765

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    With the price of ram dropping, I am looking at upgrading my ram from 4gb to 8gb. With that being said, is this upgrade worth it? Would it make some things noticeably faster?


    Also if I was to sell my stock 4 gb ram from my macbook pro (2009 unibody) how much could i generally get for it.


    Thanks
     
  2. Maschil macrumors 6502a

    Maschil

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    i think its worth it if you can get the ram for about 30 dollars which is what its going for now.... as far as how much you would get im not sure but im guessing 700 to 800?
     
  3. Surely Guest

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    It really depends on your current RAM usage. If you're typically using well below 4GB, even with all of the applications that you usually use open, putting more RAM in won't make a difference. However, if your RAM usage is near or over the full 4GB, or if you notice that your system is slow (beach balls), more RAM may be helpful.

    Maybe $30? I'd say whatever someone will pay for it.....
     
  4. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    If you are from the US, look into OWC - they have a buyback plan.
     

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