Is it good to upgrade MacBook Pro 2012, 2.5GHz with 16GB RAM
I am using a Macbook Pro 2.5 GHz with default 4GB RAM, along with that I have Parallels desktop install to support me with my Windows related work.
Problem: When I use Windows (with Parallels), my system heats up quickly, battery utilization increases forcing me to have to frequently plug in for charging and sometimes even crashes.
Program or Application use: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Visual Studio, SQL Server etc...
Please advice if it is safe to upgrade to 16GB considering my application usage
Yes, and No, RAM did played a role here!
To troubleshoot I uninstalled all the heavy Windows applications on my Mac and monitored the CPU usage and RAM usage. There was a drop but not enough to solve the problem that I was facing running Parallels with Windows.
So I upgraded my Mac with Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3/DDR3L-1600 MHz (PC3-12800) CL11 204-Pin SODIMM Memory for Mac CT2K8G3S160BM / CT2C8G3S160BM.
I can say now, its been more than a year now. My Mac is running absolutely fine. Thank you all for the support.
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