Will upgrade of Ram improve improve performance?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by pkasin, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. pkasin

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    I have a Mac Book Pro 2.33GHz, 2 Gb. I am wondering if I increase my RAM to 3 Gb. (or more) if I'll se a appreciable increase in performance. I am running Parallels for Mac 4128. Anybody with experience?
     
  2. dkp

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    Is that even possible? I'm able to put only 2G in my MBP. But yes - more RAM is just about always a good thing though there's a limit to how much you can give the VM and still see improvements that justify it.
     
  3. pkasin

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    From what I've read, you can install 2Gb Ram and leave the other slot as 1Gb... it's not cheap, but if the speed/response is appreciable, I'm up for it.
     
  4. Eru Ithildur

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    3 GB is possible in the MBP and with the new Santa Rosa MBPs you can add 4.
     
  5. non-troppo

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  6. Jack Dumphy

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    Yes, it will help a lot!
    For me it was the right decision to expand the ram up to 3 GB.
    I will not miss that stupid beach ball !:D
     
  7. Eru Ithildur

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    If it gets rid of that beachball I might just be in line for some more on our attorneys laptops.
     
  8. David5000

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    Well, yes, some benefits, although apparently not significant:

    "While there does seem to be a small performance benefit gained with the 4.0GB vs. 3.0GB config, we'd recommend sticking with 3.0GBs max (in Core 2 Duos) unless you absolutely are seeking every last trickle of performance boost possible."

    David
     
  9. Eru Ithildur

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    It also helps when you have multiple applications running...
     
  10. RReuscher

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    It did for me

    It depends (as always with computer systems). In my case I went from 2GB to 3GB in my 17 inch MBP CD2, and it made a significant difference in the Parallels guest machine, so much that I frequently leave the Windows system up an running, even though I don't use it much. Before I would bring it up to run when I needed the occasional Windows program, and then shut it down when I was finished. Now I can leave it running in the background if I don't want to shut it down when I'm done with it. Helps to keep it up to date with the windows fixes, and virus updates.
     

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