MacBook RAM Upgrade?

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Did you upgrade your MacBook's RAM after purchasing?

  1. Yes; 512 MB RAM Just won't cut it

    38 vote(s)
    80.9%
  2. Yes; It was fast enough, but I just wanted an upgrade

    6 vote(s)
    12.8%
  3. No; 512 MB works for me

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  1. Maleficum macrumors member

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    Did you upgrade your MacBook's RAM after purchase?
     
  2. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, my RAM should be arriving in a couple days, so I guess I really haven't upgraded yet. I'm excited to see the difference between the 512 stock and the 2GB I ordered.
     
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  4. Moe macrumors regular

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    You needed an option for those of us who bought 1GB from Apple. I'm rarely if ever under 512MB wired + active memory on my Core-Duo Mini, but can keep it under 1GB if I'm careful.
     
  5. FullmetalZ26 macrumors regular

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    I just ordered 1GB from NewEgg yesterday, and will get another one when I can afford it. Despite RAM upgrades being kind of overpriced from Apple, it's good that they're offering other configurations in the retail stores. 512MB and no more is kind of a paltry offering.
     
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  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    When I got my MacBook Pro I immediately upgraded the RAM to 1.5GB.


    512MB is just not enough to run Mac OS X properly. :eek:
     
  8. mac4matt macrumors member

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    I just bought my first mac last wednesday:

    White Macbook 2.0 Ghz
    60 Gb
    512 Mb

    I love the computer, but I'm finding 512 Mb's isn't enough. I ordered 2 Gb's from Newegg. I can't wait to install it.
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Congrats mac4matt! :)



    You will really enjoy the boost in performance 2GB of RAM offers. :)
     
  10. MacBookJoePro macrumors regular

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    i thought 512 was enough... until i got 2 gigs. now its SCREAMMMIN!!!! whoohoo

    -JoE
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    But it's standard, so it's not like they're offering you less for the same price. Their price on the MacBook is competitive; their RAM offering is competitive.

    I agree with what you said though. It's just that the low cost of a MB doesn't include more RAM than 512MB. It still isn't an expensive system, and you did get what you paid for.
     
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  13. BananaEater macrumors newbie

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    just installed 2GB - beautiful.

    Not easy to install them though, ended up calling apple support :rolleyes:

    Almost had to use a sledge hammer to have them properly seated into their slots :(
     
  14. Bern macrumors 68000

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    I got my 2Ghz MB about a month ago, the ram was extremely difficult to get but eventually I found 2 x 1GB sticks which I put in the moment my MB arrived and before even turning it on for the first time.

    I do digital art and music so the ram is much needed for me.
     
  15. Bintron macrumors newbie

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    Macbook Ram Upgrade Details

    Hi Folks...

    I agree 512mb doesn't cut it! I run alot of audio programs and 512 doesn't cut the mustard at all for that. What I need to know, however, are details.

    What type of ram to buy? It looks like 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM

    Can I go 1 GB stick plus a 512mb to add to my current 512mb to get to 2GB (which is where I'm goin')

    Looks like I could go 2 1GB sticks by Mushkin for about $220, $130 less than Apple's $350 price. Do we like NewEgg.com?

    And does anyone know what the number after DDR2 (ie 667 or 533) indicates?

    :confused:

    This is my first laptop after years of desktops and I'm lovin it! :D I need this RAM upgrade though!

    Thanks!
     
  16. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    why is this under mac pro and power mac... if I had a macbook I would definitely upgrade.
     
  17. harryisdumb macrumors newbie

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    dude...you cant have a gig and 2 512 meg sticks...your macbook only has two memory banks so you can only have two sticks... also the numbers after DDR2 is the bus speed or something...im not particulaly sure...what i do know is that the macbook needs 667 ram...i recomend getting two 1 gigabyte sticks fromn newegg.com now you can get them for round 60 bucks
     
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  19. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    hey thanks for bumping a thread that's over a year old.
     
  20. JonR356 macrumors member

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    And on the wrong forum
     

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