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MacBook Pro - Question about upgrading ram

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I'm looking into getting 4gigs of this stuff for my macbook pro 17 inch (2.4ghz santa rosa)...

I'm wondering if this ram will work fine? I currently have the 2gigs of samsung which comes with the laptop. Will I notice much of a difference with the 4gb? will it seem slower because of slower memory timings or? Any thoughts on this? Please advise, I need to make a decision fast as I found someone to buy my 2gigs.
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For starters, the RAM you linked to is not the proper specs for a Macbook Pro. You would need PC-5300, not PC-6400. Sure, the 6400 is faster, but only if you plan on overclocking, which is not only impossible with a Mac laptop, but a really bad idea.

When it comes to upgrading your RAM, first see if you actually need it. If 2GB is more than enough, then upgrading to 4GB isn't going to give you any performance benefits. What sort of programs do you use on a regular basis?

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