Macbook Pro Ram?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Scratchbc, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Scratchbc macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2005

    I am running on a MBP 1.83 w/ 512mb ram. I want to upgrade, however I have been recently told that the mother board is dual channel, thus 2 512mb (1 gb total) sodims may be faster than 1 512mb and 1 1gb sodimms (1.5 gb total) is this true?

    In addition is Gigaram ($100) a reputable company? they have a very postive score on Newegg. Or should I just stick with Cruical ($150).

    Thx -Alex
  2. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    I purchase all of my RAM from and it works for me.
    1Gbyte stick for MBP: $119
  3. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    Macbook RAM

    "The chipset of the Intel CPU Macs supports dual-channel memory access
    for improved performance if there's a like pair of memory modules installed"

    Seems to me if you keep the same amounts in both slots, might run better.
    I get my Apple Ram from here: Great quality @ mid-level prices: havent had any
    problems with RAM from them yet in 3 years: :cool:
    111.32 for a 1GB Stick
    56.86 for 512MB

  4. Scratchbc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2005
    Does anybody have any insight in to the dual chanell issue?
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    I think that the dual channel issue is more related to using 2x512MB sticks vs. a single 1GB stick. If you have 1.5GB you'll almost certainly be faster than 1.0GB alone. I'm in the similar situation, and I'll be upgrading soon to 1.5GB as well.
  6. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    I bought my ram from for my MBP and it works great.

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