Ram Upgrading.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mr. MacBook, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

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    Alrighty, well... I'm looking for a reasonable good notebook, and relatively cheap, so im getting the refurb macbook core duo 2.0 GHz from refurbished section of Apple online store.

    There have been sticks of 1GB ram, but when i asked if they would work in my macbook without a supporting stick, they said it would, but it would crash and fail alot cause of the media accelerator

    Anybody know if this is true or not? I dont want to get scammed my apple just so they'll make me buy their memory.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    "it would crash and fail alot cause of the media accelerator"

    Horsefeathers.

    The MacBook benefits mildly from having matched pairs of RAM.
    But it runs perfectly fine with a mismatched pair, say 1 Gb plus 512 Mb.
    1.5 Gb mismatched is better overall than 1 Gb matched (2x512)

    Buy your RAM from a reputable third party anyway.

    Hint, if you order a refurb machine with the minimal configuration from Apple, sometimes you get more RAM or harddrive than you paid for, because that's all they have in stock for machines. But if you order it configured with more RAM from Apple, you'll guarantee to get only what you pay for.
     
  3. Mr. MacBook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    K thanks.

    Ya think 1.25 GB will run boot camp and moderately low gaming?
     
  4. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    I suspect it would. My 1GB(RAM) 2.0(C2D) does both of those just fine.
     
  5. Mr. MacBook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, i was worried :p
     

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