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    Is there a significant difference...
    between 512MB of ram and 768MB of ram? Thanks

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    Depends on what ur using it on, and what ur using it for...

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    Depends on what you are doing.

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    if all you do is surf the internet or check email, there wont be a huge difference, if you do lots of processor intensive stuff, like graphics, or video editing, there will be a big difference, not huge, but definitely noticeable, also depends on your processor speed.

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    How about for Adobe Photoshop and regular gaming?

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    there ill be a difference, not huge, but a somewhat noticeable difference, especially when applying filters in photoshop.

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    so in the end is it worth the extra money to get 512?

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    epends on where you buy it from, or rather how much you will pay for it.

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    It's a lot safer for me to go through apple in getting the extra 256MB incase I screw it up installing it myself and void my warranty

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    so its' 130$ Canadian so 100$ US

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    you have to almost be trying to purposely screw up to do so, its so easy. try this:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Mode...pe=Memory&2545, select your model and youll see how cheap it is. its very cheap. cheaper than apple, or try crucial.

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    I think Ill have to consider to change it myself. It does look easy from the manual and its a lot cheaper. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    if all you do is surf the internet or check email, there wont be a huge difference, if you do lots of processor intensive stuff, like graphics, or video editing, there will be a big difference, not huge, but definitely noticeable, also depends on your processor speed.
    A processor intensive application doesn't necessarily use more memory.

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    no, but if youre running more than 1 app at a time, it does, overall. and I cant see anyone running just photoshop.

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    More memory isn't going to help unless you use it, you can have 10 apps open at the same time but if each one only uses an average of 30Mb , then having more memory than that isn't going to help.

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