Will i be fine if i go from 4gb ram to 6gb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MilkMan4, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. MilkMan4 macrumors regular

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    Will it be okay if i upgrade my ram in my macbook pro, and only change one of the cards to make it a 2+4??
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Which MBP do you have?

    I have a Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa pre-unibody that I did just that with and it works fine
     
  3. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    With how cheap RAM is, why not jut get 8GB?

    I have always heard to match the sticks, but don't know the reasons to back up that idea.
     
  4. GaGa4GaGa macrumors newbie

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    I agree with this. Go to 8GB.
     
  5. MilkMan4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    2011 13'' base model

    but yeah ik ram is cheap, i could get 8gb for like 90 bucks, but i am pretty sure an upgrade to 6 would be well good enough for me, and 8gb would just be me wasting my money on more i dont need
     
  6. GaGa4GaGa macrumors newbie

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    How much are you buying the 6GB for? I'm thinking about upgrading my RAM too haha
     
  7. MilkMan4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i would buy one 4gb card to replace one of the 2gb cards in it, so 2+4=6
    there are good 4gb cards on newegg for around $40
     
  8. GaGa4GaGa macrumors newbie

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    Oh. That's a good idea. I'll probably do that too, but I'm afraid of installing it :/
     
  9. MilkMan4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i've never done it, but after watching videos it seems very, very easy
     
  10. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a 2011 MacBook Pro, you're better off going to 8GB over 6GB for a couple of reasons. Besides the fact that it would be more RAM, the motherboard uses dual-channel RAM, meaning it works best when installed in pairs. So to matched sticks are better than two mismatched (i.e., 1 2GB, 1 4GB) sticks.
     

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