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dphershman 01-17-2012 12:31 PM

8gb or 16gb upgrade?
 
I've been planning to upgrade my 4gb Macbook Pro (early 2011 15" i7) for awhile. Prices on memory upgrades are $45 for 8gb and $240 for 16gb. Is it worth it to spring the extra $200 at this point? (Or perhaps I should save towards an SSD instead). My machine is primarily used for heavy duty photoprocessing in Photoshop and some light video editing in Premiere.

Dysfunction 01-17-2012 12:41 PM

Well, to put this in perspective.. last year when I first saw the 16GB ram upgrade, it was about $1500. When it dropped to it's current price I jumped on it. Nothing like having 40 DNG's open in Ps (from Lr) without bogging the system down to a crawl.

So, my opinion, to paraphrase Ferris Bueller is this... It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking it up.

microsnook 01-17-2012 01:35 PM

8Gb is plenty of RAM and 16 will just get cheaper. But if you can afford it, then go for it!

I can run PS just fine, no lag with 8 and my SSD ;)

Dysfunction 01-17-2012 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by microsnook (Post 1356838)
8Gb is plenty of RAM and 16 will just get cheaper. But if you can afford it, then go for it!

I can run PS just fine, no lag with 8 and my SSD ;)

Yep, I could run Ps just fine with 8. There's no question about that, at all.

SSD... that's next up for the mbp I think ;)

also probably the iMac...

btw: The reason I did this, for Ps, was large stitched files.. While you can do the whole thing in multiple steps, it's a pain. So... It'll be interesting to see how well this works, I just haven't had a chance to try it out in the last week.

microsnook 01-17-2012 01:44 PM

Definitely.

The SSD will be a huge performance gain. Boot times are awesome!


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