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    16gb to much?

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    16gb to much?
    I have a 2011 15" MacBook and wanted to upgrade ram a bit for games. There's a deal on corsair 2x8gb ram sticks for $80. My question is: is 16gb to much for my needs? Are there any draw backs for having this much ram?
    Also, should I buy the deal and put in only 1 stick of 8gb and leave the other 2gb stick?
    Thanks guys!

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    16gb to much?

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    Looks like a good price for 16gb upgrade on ram, both ram with equal capacity is good for the macbook, your 8gb x 2gb will not do you good, 8gb x 2 is the ideal one,
    here is the link
    How to boost your MacBook Pro performance | ZDNet

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    16gb to much?

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    Thanks. Are there any drawbacks to running so much ram even though when I'm not playing a game I'll be only using 2-3 gbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicname View Post
    Thanks. Are there any drawbacks to running so much ram even though when I'm not playing a game I'll be only using 2-3 gbs?
    No drawbacks.
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    16gb to much?

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    if you have 2x2gb in your system, 2x4gb is an ideal one, it is your choice.

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