Will upgrading memory help final cut run faster?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cmelara64, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. cmelara64 macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook 2.1 GHz and the maximum memory I can upgrade to is 4 GB. I am trying to run Final Cut Express 5 and when I render video it takes forever. Will upgrading my memory help speed this up. Any info will be nice! :-]
    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    RAM is so dirt cheap nowadays that it makes little sense not to just max out on it.

    I've had 4 GB of RAM since December of 2007. $79.99 was dirt cheap back then.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yeah, with how cheap RAM is those days, there's no reason not to upgrade.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    It will not speed up incredibly, as the CPU is the one that is needed the most to render.
    But it will run smoother, and maybe you'll experience a slight increase in render times.
     
  5. prizm macrumors member

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    This may be a dopey request, but where is the best place I can get the little screwdriver to open up my macbook for RAM replacement?

    I'm in NYC if that helps any.
     
  6. Its Trish macrumors member

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    Eidorian,

    Thanks for that link. I went to that product listing, then clicked "Read All 520 Reviews" then I sorted to show lowest reviews first. Apparently that RAM has much incompatibility issues.
     
  7. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes?

    This isn't a dopey question. I looked high and low before I found one. Then... my ebay drive showed up and there was one included. :D
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I wonder why I've had nearly 2 years of flawless performance then.
     

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