Adding RAM to a Macbook - let me get this straight

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ipoddin, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

    ipoddin

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    Looking at Macbooks on apple.com, from the base 512mb of RAM I can increase it to 2gb for $500.

    But if you go on Newegg.com, you can get 2gb of RAM for $199!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146125

    What gives?

    And is RAM easy to install yourself on a Macbook? I build my own PC's, so I'm not afraid of doing this myself - if it's realatively pain free.
     
  2. jbusc macrumors member

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    It's not too difficult. It's a tad more tricky than installing ram in a beige-box pc, and you need a tiny screwdriver. The sticks need to be pushed in all the way; they might seem firmly placed half-way in, but you have to push it all the way. You should note how far in the RAM that comes with it is in.

    Also, you can get two sticks of 1GB ram for about $150 on newegg. I think patriot is what I'm using. You don't need to buy a dual-channel kit I think...
     
  3. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Because you're buying first party RAM, which BTW, is expensive as hell.

    I use OWC RAM for the 2.0GHz Macbook Pro, it works phenomanally! :p
     
  4. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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