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MacBook Pro - 2.16GHz - 2GB vs. 3GB RAM


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I'm unclear as to whether an upgrade to 3GB of RAM on my 2.16GHz (Late 2006) MBP is a performance upgrade.

Since the RAM is DDR2 or whatever, is it better to stick with two 1GB sticks or go ahead with the 1024+2048?

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because the ram runs dual channel it is better to stick to matched pairs...i really want to change my 1024MB+512MB for 1024MB x2 in my mbp
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The guys at Other World Computing suggest that despite the theoretical advantage of matched pairs, having that third GB creates more "real" performance gains.

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