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Hello everyone.

I'm the happy owner of a Macbook Pro 2.0 with 512MB RAM. I'm thinking of upgrading my RAM to 1GB because my MBP starts to hick-up a lot, especially when I have many applications open, and when working with InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator is terrible since it takes forever to open and it lags quite a bit, and not even think of working with two of these aplications at the same time...

So what I wanted to ask you was: is it normal to experience such problems and is it because of my low RAM and also should I upgrade to 1Ghz or just go all in and get the 2GB?

Also, anyone know of a good online store for europe that sells RAM? I went to a store and 512MB cost 80 euros, is it a good price?

Thank you in advance.
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My 2 cents: While extra RAM will help (BTW: I would go up to 2 as I have one and am almost always using all of it with some slow down) some and probably all of the programs you named are not yet Universal and thus run quite a bit slower at this point. I just read the other day that Photo Shop CS3 beta is available and is Universal....thus quite a bit faster.
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Go for 2. There are lots of ram hungry programs out there. If you want to run parrelles it will take up alot of ram and it would be better to have the 2 gigs. If you dont plan on running any ram hungry programs you could always go for 1 gig, but i would go for 2.
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I have a MBP 2.0 with one gig go for 2 gig 1 gig sometimes slowes down.
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