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bruno silva
Will adding 1GB of ram speed me up?
on Aug 10, 2011 at 6:30:52 pm

I have a Macbook Pro running 2 1GB of ram. Crucial suggests I can only swap out a single 1GB and replace it with a 2GB because my Macbook maxes out at 3GB total.

Will adding this extra 1GB make a noticeable difference in rendering and general post production workflow?


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Kirk Pitts
Re: Will adding 1GB of ram speed me up?
on Aug 11, 2011 at 2:50:51 am

Actually, it will max out at appx. 3.3 gigs if you put 4gigs in it. Yes One gig of ram will help. The other thing that can speed up those macbook pros is a 7200 rpm harddrive. You just have to decide how much to spend on an older machine.


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Stephen Kampff
Re: Will adding 1GB of ram speed me up?
on Sep 3, 2011 at 2:08:33 pm

Did it to my Macbook, never looked back since. Upgrade your RAM if you can, so since you can; upgrade to 3GB. I can run After Effects, Photoshop, Chrome and Blender at the same time without any crashes or problems (bit slow but that's expected).

If you want an additional speed increase consider upgrading your HD, refreshing this will not only give you more disk space but also significantly speed things up for you.


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