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Member Since: Dec 26, 2006
Location: Kent, OH
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Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro w/ 2.4 GHz C2D, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB

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I currently have 2 Gigs of ram in my MBP and I'm trying to determine if upgrading to 4 is worth the money. Regardless of the level of activity, will Leopard use more RAM if it has more RAM? When I had an iBook with only 640 MB, Tiger only used-AT MOST-600 MB. When I got the MBP, still with Tiger, it would use as much as 1.9 GB. If I get 4 GB, will the system use the additional RAM so that not so much needs to be run as slow virtual memory? My computer runs great now, but often I run XP on Fusion and I have a slowdown sometimes.

I have a fiance who has a (September 2007) MacBook with 1GB and a friend with a (2006) MacBook with only 512 MB. If I get the 4GB, I believe that I will be able to give my fiance my 2 GB and my friend the 1GB from my fiance's computer. Is this right?

Thanks for any insight you guys can provide.

-- Unibody 15.4" MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz Core2Duo Penryn, 250 GB HD, 4 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 9400M & GeForce 9600M GT w/ 256 MB) --
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