Just installed new 1gig Crucial into new ibook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by WillMak, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    I jsut installed the new crucial 1 gig memory into my ibook. I was able to open up imovie, ical, idvd, garageband, firefox, aim and a porno without any slowdown! PRetty kickass! However, I'm getting paranoid that I might have damaged my RAM when I was installing it. My comp says 1.5 GB but I was realy struggling to put the ram in when I installed it because I have never istalled notebook memory before. I worry that I damaged my RAM because after I closed all those apps, I was typing this msg but I noticed a humoungous delay between my typign and the words appearing on screen. I had to reboot in order to get the typing delay to stop. Could I have damaged my ram at all?
  2. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    Did you a) stand on carpet while installing it and b) ground yourself? If you stood on carpet then you aren't allowed to walk around or you would generate static which would damage it. Otherwise, it should be fine and it was probably just a one-off or something.
  3. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    Oh yea I was sitting down on a chair, with my feet grounded on carpet. I touched the metal part of the ibook before installing it to make sure I was grounded. I guess I'm just expecting a SUPER DUPER performance boost when the boost just feels very minimal right now.
  4. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    The battery status light on the battery instelf won't turn off when I plug the computer into a wall socket. Is that normal...?
  5. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    Yes. That shows you about what level your battery is at without you having to open the lid.

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