Macbook memory : Dual channel ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TheBrazilianGuy, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

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  2. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    I'd just buy two seperate sticks, but I wouldn't get them from newegg (return policy sucks) I'd go with OWC (where I got mine).
     
  3. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, Matt.

    I feel sort of bad going for the "matched pair" set. Not only is
    an extra 20 bucks but also does not sound too convincing this will make
    any difference at all...

    I have not had any bad experience with Newegg so far but maybe
    I was just lucky.
     
  4. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    It will, but everyone has a hard time explaining why it does. :)

    Just trust apple, and know that it's running faster because they are matched.
     
  5. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Get them matched. I got 2GB of tasty goodness in my MacBook. If you want an explaination seek out CanadaRAM.
     
  6. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Uh, I do not argue about the benefits of doubling the bandwidth...but, AFAIK,
    there is no physical difference between the sticks. What one needs is just
    the same size, speed AND amount of chips per side, right ? Therefore,
    paying these extra 20 bucks is just for the sake of having a guaranteed
    matched pair and nothing else.

    Thanks for your replies !
     
  7. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    You can buy the exact two single 1GB sticks and save yourself 20 bucks.
     

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