To Ram or Not to Ram

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jVirus

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I have a designated early 2008 / late 2008 white macbook 4,1 with 2GB of ram. I have been much considering what ram I want. I just as soon have as much as I can or will I really need it?

The basic upgrade would be 2x2GB sticks and get rid of the others. However I am reading on various Ram stores that one would want a matched pair? Dual Channel mode and the like?

Just wondering if I should get that 6GB set up 1x4GB 1x2GB setup or will i piss away performance having one higher ram stick. I have no idea what to do. If all is good I want the max ram possible but if this is bringing my performance down as it filters thorough the first ram stick then to the lesser one?

What should I do. Please help. Experienced Mac users please share.:cool:
 
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More RAM trumps the performance of dual channel DIMMs.

The performance advantage is generally not noticeable in every day desktop use to most people.
 

jVirus

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yeah I seem to be reading that opinion online.

if i have 1x4GB + 1x2GB in which order should I put them in my Macbook? The 4GB first do you think?
 
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Couldn't tell you that.

Generally it doesn't make a difference, but if it fails to work one way, just reverse them.
 
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