Will there be noticeable gain in performance on 2010 MBP if upgrading the RAM to 8GB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hajime, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello. It looks like it is less expensive to upgrade the memory to 8GB from Apple now. I need to decided whether to go for 4GB or upgrade to 8GB BTO. With the 8GB RAM, will there be noticeable gain in performance? I guess VMWare Fusion may run better. Not sure about other applications including the OS. Any idea? Thanks.
  2. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
    yes, not everything. But on many things you will see a big increase in performance
  3. iketeru macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2007
    I think it really depends on your usage patterns. Basically the more multitasking you expect to be doing, the more RAM will help. I'd say go for it if you can afford it, why not! ;)
  4. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    I sure like my VM in Fusion quite a bit more since giving it some more RAM.

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