New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Jun 07, 2007
Posts: 12
Bulldog07 is on a distinguished road

Bulldog07 is offline
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?

QUOTE Thanks

robbiemullen's Avatar
Member Since: Apr 25, 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 203
robbiemullen is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Power Mac G5 1.6Ghz,w/ 1.2Gb ram,+17" Apple studio Display..Mac Book Pro 2GHz w/ 1.5gb ram

robbiemullen is offline
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
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Jan 13, 2007
Location: DC/VA
Posts: 39
hempcamp is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 20" 2.4/4/320/Leopard, 12" PowerBook G4 1.5/1.25/80/Tiger

hempcamp is offline
The guys at Other World Computing suggest that despite the theoretical advantage of matched pairs, having that third GB creates more "real" performance gains.


Current: 20" iMac 2.4/4/320/Leopard / Dell 2407WFP / Leopard
Portable: 12" PowerBook G4 1.5/1.25/80/Tiger / iPhone 3G White 16GB
Former: PowerMac G5 Dual 1.8 / iMac G4 800 / iBook G3 700 / PowerMac 7500, 3G iPod 10GB, 5G iPod 30GB
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Ibook G4 Power problem, please help! | new hard drive »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
installing 2GB of ram into c2d imac 20"? stevescivic Apple Desktops 1 03-24-2007 03:06 AM
Is 2gb ram needed? Josh-H Apple Notebooks 13 11-19-2006 04:49 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?