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thewhiterabbit9
Feb 22, 2009, 10:59 AM
So I am a new Mac owner, I got some awesome feedback from these forums about compatible hard drives which worked out great, upgraded to the Seagate 500gb drive which works great.

I bought my MacBook just a couple weeks ago, and I am pretty sure it's compatible to handle 4GB of RAM, but what kind? Where can I find out info on RAM that isn't compatible? I have read some things on the net about some RAM not functioning well with the MacBook.



old-wiz
Feb 22, 2009, 12:22 PM
you can go to crucial.com and the website will ask you what you have and show you your options.

ziggyonice
Feb 22, 2009, 12:24 PM
you can go to crucial.com and the website will ask you what you have and show you your options.

Agreed. Crucial.com is the easiest solution to determining the RAM you need for your machine, and provides it at a great price.

EB66
Feb 23, 2009, 11:08 PM
or you can go to www.otherworldcomputing.com and they will provide you with a couple of options for compatible ram at a great price

NewMacbookPlz
Feb 23, 2009, 11:19 PM
white or unibody macbook?

If unibody, DDR3-1066 SODIMM

If white/blackbook, DDR2-PC5300 SODIMM

Boston Fan
Feb 23, 2009, 11:23 PM
Assuming that you have an aluminum MacBook. if so, here is a great deal on a 4gb Crucial kit (2x2gb sticks) from Newegg.com. It has reviews indicating successful use in the aluminum MacBook, and is a steal at $53.99:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148191

aznguyen316
Feb 23, 2009, 11:32 PM
Assuming that you have an aluminum MacBook. if so, here is a great deal on a 4gb Crucial kit (2x2gb sticks) from Newegg.com. It has reviews indicating successful use in the aluminum MacBook, and is a steal at $53.99:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148191

wow good price, got mine from OWC (linked above) for $78 shipped.. works wonders! no freezing issues, so i can vouch for owc

michael.lauden
Feb 23, 2009, 11:40 PM
you can go to crucial.com and the website will ask you what you have and show you your options.

+1

just upgraded from 2GB DDR3 to 4GB DDR3 from crucial

cheap, and with a great warranty. i will be buying a SSD from crucial soon. they are great! fast shipping too.

thewhiterabbit9
Feb 24, 2009, 09:14 PM
What about A-Data RAM? Anyone know if that RAM has issues with the Macbook?

NewMacbookPlz
Feb 24, 2009, 09:59 PM
What about A-Data RAM? Anyone know if that RAM has issues with the Macbook?

You still haven't told us exactly what kind of macbook we're dealing with here.

The unibody is far more sensitive to RAM brand than the polycarb model in my experience.

techfreak85
Feb 24, 2009, 10:01 PM
you can go to crucial.com and the website will ask you what you have and show you your options.
+1 for crucial

jaw3net
Feb 24, 2009, 10:07 PM
ok, so here's another question about RAM. I've had the alubook since it first came out back in October and just upgraded my RAM to 4GB today. I ordered from OWC. My order and the site said the modules were PC-8500 DDR3 1066MHz, but my macbook system profiler says each memory module is PC-8500 DDR3 1067. I'm assuming 1067MHz is better and I shouldn't be worried, correct?

harry454
Feb 24, 2009, 10:16 PM
macsales.com has everything and it will tell you if the ram will work, which it will

thewhiterabbit9
Feb 24, 2009, 11:42 PM
I don't have the unibody aluminum one, just the entry level white MacBook but the most recent model. Not sure on the exact model, I am just curious if anyone has had issues with this type of RAM. Thanks for the quick replies...

NewMacbookPlz
Feb 24, 2009, 11:44 PM
ok, so here's another question about RAM. I've had the alubook since it first came out back in October and just upgraded my RAM to 4GB today. I ordered from OWC. My order and the site said the modules were PC-8500 DDR3 1066MHz, but my macbook system profiler says each memory module is PC-8500 DDR3 1067. I'm assuming 1067MHz is better and I shouldn't be worried, correct?

The spec calls it 1066. They're the same thing, as the PC-XXXX number defines the RAM speed. 1mhz in the scheme of 1066 isn't even 0.1%, and wouldn't matter either way.

harry454
Feb 25, 2009, 04:47 PM
I believe the white ones take DDR2 pc 5400 sodium, not sure, check macrumors ram faq