In this video I perform a Crucial Technology Memory Upgrade on the Apple MacBook 2.4GHz White Unibody Mid 2010 model. A close-up look at how to perform the upgrade, with before and after Geekbench scores.
Crucial Technology also gave some insight into how memory upgrades can effect Mac performance... While synthetic benchmarks are a great way to measure certain aspects, they don't always capture what the desired outcome of a memory upgrade is, being increased system performance and a better user experience. In actual use, 8GB of RAM with 64-bit operating systems allows more, and larger, applications to be run entirely from RAM at an access latency of under 20ns, whereas accessing data on the hard drive can have access latencies in excess of 4 million nano-seconds. The result being a much better user experience, snappier UI and overall increased productivity.
When looking at performance results it is important to check if you are mixing new memory with previously used or installed modules. This can have an effect of performance gains. Even the slot order used can alter the results.
Supplied by: Crucial Technology