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    Performance gain from 2gb to 4gb.
    As you can see I bought a used Aluminium MacBook for 300 a few months ago.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...t-macbook.html

    Anyway, it has 2gb of RAM, I just ordered 4gb DDR3 PC3-8500 from Crucial for less than 50.

    Basically I want to know, does any one here have any discussion about the performance changes when this memory upgrade is carried out? I hope I've not wasted my money.

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    Well if you were using up most of your 2gb of RAM previously, yes you will notice an improvement. 4gb is the average now for computers, and is good when multi tasking a lot, using PS, Illy, etc. You might notice an improvement if you do these things, if not, you probably wont. No harm tho, not that expensive of an upgrade.
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    I take a lot of photos and shoot in RAW, so each file is about 20mb, when I'm using Photoshop, Lightroom, iTunes, Chrome, MSN all at once my Macbook tends to crawl along at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd1989 View Post
    I take a lot of photos and shoot in RAW, so each file is about 20mb, when I'm using Photoshop, Lightroom, iTunes, Chrome, MSN all at once my Macbook tends to crawl along at times.
    The 4gb should help it considerably then.
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