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Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
Well if it can take 16GB and you really need that much RAM then that is what you should get.
But 16GB is like 4-5 times more expensive then 8GB. 8 for $50+/- 16 for $220++.

To see if you need 16GBs run Activity Monitor while you are editing videos and watch the Page ins and Page outs and what Swap used amount is.

If the Page outs are high and you Swap used is high then maybe, and I do mean MayBe, 16GBs would be better.
I don't think 16 GB is compatible with my current setup. According to the analyzer, the max memory I can run is 8 GB, which I think is more than sufficient. And for about $45, that's not bad...

Here's the specs I came away with:

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Currently Installed Memory: 4GB
Total Memory Slots: 2
Available Memory Slots: 0
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