Macbook ram question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by brsboarder, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    I'm going to be buying my macbook within a week but want to buy the ram seperately. I am wondering about the expandability of the ram slots. It looks like if I go with the cheapest option, as I was intending to, they give you 2 256pieces. I was hoping to buy seperately a couple 1gb chips but am wondering if they solder the pieces in, or what is the best route, if I can get ram elsewhere cheaper.
  2. ibidiem macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Portland, OR
    bought a paired couple of 1gigs from otherwordcomputing (at I've read at one sight that it's important to "pair" the ram -- that this can boost performance by something like 15% or so...

    I just bought two cause I'm a stickler for MAXIMUM CHARGE, so...

    yeah, 2gigs is the utmost the macbook will take
  3. Natsus macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2006
    looks like someone didn't read the OT :rolleyes:

    They do NOT solder the RAM in. You can take it out. It's always best to buy your own RAM as Apple overcharges for it. However, you should be careful of the kind of RAM to buy as not all RAM are compatible. Look around in the forums and you'll find one that works at a good price.
  4. quadgirl macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2006
    Very easy to upgrade

    The day I ordered my Macbook, I bought 2 1gb sticks of Hynix DDR2 667MHz PC5300 200pin SODIMM (Hynix Part #: HYMP512S64ABP8-Y5). The only fiddly thing was to remove the tiny screws that hold in the plate in the battery compartment. Also, I was a little surprised at the amount of pressure the chips needed before they clicked into place. Apart from that, it was easy. I also, changed the drive to a 7200 rpm, just as easy, but that's another story.

    Hope this helps

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