Will adding 4gb more of ram to my macbook pro (summer 2009) help bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thebluedemon, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. thebluedemon macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning on adding 4gb more of ram to my macbook pro (summer 2009). I'll probably get the 8gb crucial set. I have given about 100 gb of hard drive space to window7, and I have used about half of it. I'm running 64 bit window7 through bootcamp. On window 7, I use photoshop, illustrator, rhino (3d modeling tool) and 3D max studio (to render whatever I modeled in rhino) and I usually run those applications one at a time. When I run these applications they usually lag and slow down. Will adding the extra ram help the performance of these applications? or is it more about the processor and graphics card?

    I don't know too much about computers, so any advice will help.

    15" Macbook Pro (Summer 2009), 2.66ghz DuoCore Intel Processor, 500GB HD
     
  2. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    It surprises me that you don’t know a lot about computers (your words not mine) even though you do a lot of smart sounding stuff.


    More RAM always helps but before you go spending a few hundred bucks, you might want to see how much memory you are using when you are running these apps.
     
  3. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    what he said, open up your activity monitor while you have all of this runnign and and that will tell you the % you have left, with 4 gb of ram on my brand new 15" macbook pro i have 500 MB left with only star craft 2 running, so i will need more, but if you cannot figure that out more ram will always make it run smoother ALWAYS
     

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