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MacBook Pro - 4gb ram upgrade, worth the money?


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hi, im a flash developer, I have a macbook Pro, with 2gb RAM. i have 2 quick questions.

So it saves me opening up the back does....

the pre-installed RAM come as 1 x 2gb stick or 2 x 1gb sticks?

and if i upgrade from 2 to 4 gb is it guna be worth the 80-100?

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They are installed as matched pairs, so you will have two perfectly good one gig chips left over. Keep them, if you ever run into kernel panics, you may need them. And yes, if you are doing heavy design work the extra memory will help.
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thanks, dont happen to know any good 4gig deals on atm? or what would be the best 4 gig set up to go for?
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I don't know anything about ram sources in the UK, just be aware that saving a few pounds or bucks is nothing if the seller isn't reputable. There are many types, speeds, configurations, sizes of ram. The cheapest stuff may turn out to be very expensive, it may not turn out to be such a great deal!
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**** yes it is worth it. www.newegg.com 4GB for $80USD.

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Curcial they have a us and uk site. Cheapest memory i have seen for a mac. I got 2 2mb sticks for 100bucks.
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Also crucial is fast delivery, at least in the US. My friend ordered the ram Monday night and got the item that Wednesday morning.
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