Does anyone run a Macbook with 1.25gb of RAM?

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  1. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered 1 GB of G.SKILL RAM on Newegg for $99. :) I plan on removing one 256 MB stick and replacing it with a 1GB stick. It is possible to run the Macbook without matching sticks, correct?
     
  2. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but performance will suffer. When you have matched pairs installed, you effectively double the throughput from the RAM to the memory controller. This really makes a difference on the MacBook due to the integrated graphics.
     
  3. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Whoa how'd you get 1GB G.Skill RAM for $99? Anyways, matching pair would out perform than not matching.
     
  4. CHINAdeals macrumors newbie

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    running it now.

    when i upgraded from 512 to 1.25 total ram..i noticed SIGNIFICANT changes..everything runs a lot smoother / takes less bounces to load etc.

    i wouldn't go back..thinking up adding up to 2gb.

    while yes matching sticks ARE best and recommended..using 1.25 has been working out fine for me so far.

    i got the kingston stick btw.
     
  5. YoNeX macrumors regular

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    Running same setup, but with Patriots, no problems here.
     
  6. FullmetalZ26 macrumors regular

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    Bought the 1GB of G.Skill from NewEgg back in late June, and I've been running it without problems at 1.25GB since. While it's true there's a bit of a performance hit when running unmatched sticks, the fact that you have 768MB more of memory far outweighs it.

    Also, $99 for 1GB is cheap? When I purchased back in June, the stick of G.Skill DDR2-667 (1GB) cost me $80....
     
  7. YoNeX macrumors regular

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    I got mine for $85 from Frys B&M a little over 1 month ago. All the prices were under $100 for sure when I went.
     
  8. The Shady macrumors member

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    My Dad's Macbook is running at 1.25GB. It was a significant improvement. Although matched is best, 1.25GB is better than stock 512MB. His was OCZ. Cheers
     
  9. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    but the extra 256MB will be more beneficial than two 512MB sticks.

    Replacing one of the stock sticks with a gig would be cheaper, it would allow more future expansion options, and it's faster than 2*512MB.

    Go for the 256MB+1GB option. It works brilliantly for me :)
     
  10. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    Zactly. Also going for one 1 GB stick and another 256 MB will allow you to easily max out the RAM to 2 GB (whenever it becomes financially possible for you) without worrying to discard the 2*512MB chips.
     
  11. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

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    There was a link on somewhere on macrumors that showed a match pair of 512 outperformed the 1.25 combo. Now I just have to find the link. :D

    Edit: Just read it over again, and it basically said not to expect large gains by using matched pairs.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=206695&highlight=7200rpm



     

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