Just Got A New Macbook - I need Memory and Advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Heart Break Kid, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I just purchased a brand new 13.3 in White Macbook with stock 512 GB of Ram. I figured it would be cheaper to upgrade after the purchase rather than BTO. I was wondering what kind of RAM I should buy and where I should purchase it from. Im a little clueless, so any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    HBK
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    The MacBook comes with 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) - so that's the type you want.

    Also, because the MacBook's graphics share the system RAM, you'll want to add the RAM in matched pairs (e.g. 512 MB & 512 MB or 1 GB & 1 GB).
     
  3. Heart Break Kid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking about getting 2x 1GB sticks of RAM. I'm just not sure which online retailer is safe to buy from. Any idea?
     
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  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Newegg has some memory that'll work for a good price. There was a thread on it recently. Get 2 1GB sticks. You won't regret it.
     
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  7. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I see you're in Toronto. CanadaRAM has good prices on the perfect RAM for your MacBook. Macs are really REALLY fussy about the RAM they take, so it's always good to order from a reputable dealer.

    The user CanadaRAM (on these forums) owns the business and has always been an awesome help and asset to the MacRumors community. I'm sure he'd be glad to help.

    Good luck.

    PS: I use Kingston RAM and have used it on many MANY Mac's, so you shouldn't have a problem with it.
     
  8. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I second the OWC recommendation.
     
  9. DocVT macrumors member

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    Go to http://ramseeker.com/ , enter MacBook into the drop down menu and choose "Omni Technologies™ OPTIVAL®". It is going for $69.99 (click on the price to get to the right page on their site) for 1 GB. The price is right and I have had 2 GB running for three weeks.
     
  10. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    I third that recommendation :)
    I bought 2GB of it for my first PB. and i bought 6GB from them for my G5. haven't had a stitch of trouble.

    I have heard DMS is pretty good too.
     
  11. psziel macrumors member

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    this is the memory i bought for my mini and macbook, so far its working perfect. 2gb for each machine! :)

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231069


     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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  13. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    i dont think bc the macbook's graphics shares system RAM that it has anythign to do with adding matched pairs of RAM, myths myths myths ( where did they coem from?) oh yea u get a 5% increase in speed or something?
     
  14. abhishek macrumors member

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    hehe...interesting title!! sorry to butt in the convo but that really got me cracking up!!:D
     
  15. Heart Break Kid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    THanks for all the help

    I really do appreciate it
     

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