MacBook Pro :: Upgrading RAM From 4GB To 6GB

Aug 19, 2010

My current setup:

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2.5 Ghz C2D
10.6.4 and Windows XP (Bootcamp/Parallels)

I've read that I can bump my RAM up to 6GB (despite Apple's said 4GB limit) and with a current sale, I can get a 4GB module pretty cheap so I'm thinking "why not?". I'm planning on installing Windows 7 as well as playing more games on my laptop (my PS3 broke down on me). Would I realize any noticeable performance difference with the extra RAM in Windows 7 and/or OSX?


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i am going to upgrade the ram and hard drive in my mbp, and i just have a couple questions. I'm sure there are some other topics about this, but i could not find any.

First i have Microsoft Office 2011 installed, and if i just take out the HDD and install the new one and put MAC OSX on it how would i be able to transfer over my Microsoft Office so i don't lose it and have to buy it again.

Also, should i put in the new ram, let it load up and read the new ram, then install the hard drive, or do it the other way, or just do both at the same time?

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Oct 6, 2009

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The 17" still runs pretty good but I do notice that under activity monitor the memory seems to have a huge amount of page outs and the color wheel shows up once in a while. Would upgrading to 8gb of RAM be the remedy? Will it make the whole os that much faster? I would think so but I'd like some opinions, thanks.

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