New MacBook Owner - RAM Questions

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    So I am a new Mac owner, I got some awesome feedback from these forums about compatible hard drives which worked out great, upgraded to the Seagate 500gb drive which works great.

    I bought my MacBook just a couple weeks ago, and I am pretty sure it's compatible to handle 4GB of RAM, but what kind? Where can I find out info on RAM that isn't compatible? I have read some things on the net about some RAM not functioning well with the MacBook.
     
  2. macrumors 604

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    you can go to crucial.com and the website will ask you what you have and show you your options.
     
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    ziggyonice

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    Agreed. Crucial.com is the easiest solution to determining the RAM you need for your machine, and provides it at a great price.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    or you can go to www.otherworldcomputing.com and they will provide you with a couple of options for compatible ram at a great price
     
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    NewMacbookPlz

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    white or unibody macbook?

    If unibody, DDR3-1066 SODIMM

    If white/blackbook, DDR2-PC5300 SODIMM
     
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    aznguyen316

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    wow good price, got mine from OWC (linked above) for $78 shipped.. works wonders! no freezing issues, so i can vouch for owc
     
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    michael.lauden

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    +1

    just upgraded from 2GB DDR3 to 4GB DDR3 from crucial

    cheap, and with a great warranty. i will be buying a SSD from crucial soon. they are great! fast shipping too.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about A-Data RAM? Anyone know if that RAM has issues with the Macbook?
     
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    NewMacbookPlz

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    You still haven't told us exactly what kind of macbook we're dealing with here.

    The unibody is far more sensitive to RAM brand than the polycarb model in my experience.
     
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    techfreak85

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    +1 for crucial
     
  12. macrumors regular

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    1067 MHz vs. 1066 MHz?

    ok, so here's another question about RAM. I've had the alubook since it first came out back in October and just upgraded my RAM to 4GB today. I ordered from OWC. My order and the site said the modules were PC-8500 DDR3 1066MHz, but my macbook system profiler says each memory module is PC-8500 DDR3 1067. I'm assuming 1067MHz is better and I shouldn't be worried, correct?
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    macsales.com has everything and it will tell you if the ram will work, which it will
     
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have the unibody aluminum one, just the entry level white MacBook but the most recent model. Not sure on the exact model, I am just curious if anyone has had issues with this type of RAM. Thanks for the quick replies...
     
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    NewMacbookPlz

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    The spec calls it 1066. They're the same thing, as the PC-XXXX number defines the RAM speed. 1mhz in the scheme of 1066 isn't even 0.1%, and wouldn't matter either way.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    I believe the white ones take DDR2 pc 5400 sodium, not sure, check macrumors ram faq
     

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