Just Bought MacBook... How did I do??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DarthSimon, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. DarthSimon macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,
    Just bought a MacBook from CompUSA... ($999) Picked up a 2.0 CD 512 Ram and Super Drive.... I know this isn't CD2, but will this be that much slower with CD1??

    Should I condiser anything else before opening??

    Thx in Advance...
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    Probably s VERY VERY small speed difference... but you may want to upgrade the RAM
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    That'll be decent...I'd up the RAM though.

    Is that the white one with 60 GB hard drive? FYI, Apple is selling those in their refurb section for $899.
     
  4. DarthSimon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I saw the refurb... Same one..... 100 bucks more... New...
     
  5. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    did Pretty good
    cd2 v.s. cd is 15%-20% faster at pure data churning, but thats a thing most don't rely on. You'll want to up the ram. I got some ram that'll work in it if you want to buy it from me. I have a 512mb stick.
     
  6. DarthSimon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It has 2 256 Dimms.... So totals 512... How much is it for another 512....??
     
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  8. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    well you'd have to drop off one of the 256 totaling 768. I'm selling them at 50 a piece and $90 if you buy them together + shipping.

    well that sucks. If its just one you really don't notice it unless you look for it.
     
  9. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry for your loss. May it R.I.P.

    :p
     
  10. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Could have gotten a refurb of the same model for $899 at Apple.com and not dealt with the crooks at CompUSA.
     
  11. 840quadra Moderator

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    New does not = better than refurbished.

    Apple refurbished systems are absolutely indistinguishable from new. The only difference being that you get your system in a brown box, as opposed to a fancy white box with graphics.

    Refurbished items still come with papers, disks, cables, and an Apple warranty, with the option of buying Applecare.
     
  12. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Quoted for truth. Sometimes you even get more ram and bigger hard drives with the refurb option, and it's MORE likely not to have any issues due to the fact that it's been through the wringer where they actually check for issues.
     
  13. clevin macrumors G3

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    i would say so for the refurbished apple product before, but now i can't, i got 2 refurbished ipods from apple, and one of them was dead in a week, im not sure now if apple refurbished stuff is that good in quality.

    1 dead pixel is in the range of acceptable, no computer maker will exchange a laptop with <6 dead pixel, sorry, bad luck....well, on this point, i think in store is better than order online, maybe u can request to open and check....

    and yes, you should add RAM for sure.
    pure cpu power, C2D is 7~10% faster than CD. I think I read this number from somewhere, maybe tomshardware, or anandtech or macworld.
     
  14. Smoke454 macrumors newbie

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    I have both

    I have both a macbooks configured the same a 2.0 CD white with 1gig of ram and also a 2.0 C2D Black with 1gig of ram. I honestly see no noticeable difference in "real world" usage.
     
  15. clevin macrumors G3

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    oh yeah, most benchmark are based on high CPU load activities, such as encoding a video. thats where the maximum difference will be revealed.
     

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