You just need PC5300 SODIMMs, Siul
post #41 of 55
12/29/06 at 10:28pm
Originally Posted by -Empty-
not so sure about mac, but winxp's sweet spot for ram is 2 gigs; anything over that is pretty much never used. I have virtual mem set as low as i can (0mb in config, but truly disabling the page file just isn't a good idea) and i never run into low memory errors; even while playing bf2 at full settings (which is a particularly memory hungry game). vista, is going to want around 3.5 - 4 gigs; but again, i have no idea with mac specifically. My experience with Gentoo Linux also makes me feel that 2 gigs currently is the sweet spot for most uses. To answer your question, multi tasking eats ram as much as cpu if the programs you're running multiple instances of are doing something. (Ex. 12 web pages loading at the same time are all going to eat your ram, and top out your processor; where as 11 web pages idle and 1 loading is going to consume far less processing power, but only slightly less ram.) .... assuming things work similarly between win/Linux - and os x.
I thought one of the big deals with Santa Rosa was the 800Mhz FSB, which I thought was the desired/max RAM speed. The MB/Ps look like they come with slower, 667Mhz RAM. Would it be valid to go buy 800Mhz RAM to install into your MB/P to get a decent boost?