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RAM Upgrade for smoother video playback?

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Hello all,

I've noticed that playing HD videos on my mid-2009 15-inch mbp can get quite choppy, and the CPU usage of the video player sometimes exceeds 100%.

Would I be able to fix this problem by upgrading my RAM? I currently have 4GB, but it can be upgraded up to 8GB.

Thanks in advance!
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Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2011 2.4GHZ 4GB Ram 500GB HD

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How fast is your internet?
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I don't think the internet speed matters since these are files saved on my computer
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