RAM: 3GB vs. 2GB?

G9

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I'm thinking about a MacBook Pro, and would like to know the performance between 3GB of RAM or 2GB... would 3GB be faster, and if so, by much?
 

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if they set it up so its 2 1 gig sticks and 2 512 sticks of RAM yes. that way it is utilizing the DDR (or possibly DDR2) technology. However, if its just three 1gig sticks, it will be a little slower do to the fact the memory will not be running in dual channel.
 

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I would just get it with 2 gb. Thats really all you need. You can always add more later if you really need it.
 

G9

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Alright... adding the extra gig does cost a lot of money.

Who's the dumbass here... me or him? LINK
 

superman22x

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Him. "Ram doesnt affect performance." That guy must be crazy. Why do people spend $300-$400 on Ram for their computer if it doesnt affect performance?
 

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superman22x said:
Him. "Ram doesnt affect performance." That guy must be crazy. Why do people spend $300-$400 on Ram for their computer if it doesnt affect performance?

lol what he said ^^^

to kind-of answer your question on the mac forums about speed if not utilized as dual channel: i think (not 100% sure) that it will be slower. Simply because determinaning single/dual channel is done by the motherboard. Unless Mac uses wired mobo's i think it will treat it just like a windows system would. (if any mac user knows more bout this feel free to add)
 

G9

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Mmm... thing is, this is a mostly PC forum. I posted up at MacWorld as well...
 
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