Ram

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macbookpaul, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. macbookpaul macrumors newbie

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    if i was to upgrade the RAM in my macbook (intel duo) should i only use RAM from the apple website or are there any good sites for mac compatible RAM
     
  2. jne381 macrumors regular

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  3. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    This question pops up fairly often. Have a search of the forums and you'll probably find a few different sites recommended.

    Mind you, most people say you can't go wrong with Crucial as suggested by jne381.
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Don't buy from Apple! Their RAM prices tend to be too expensive. I would highly recommend that you buy your RAM from www.datamem.com . :)
     
  5. dorcetto macrumors newbie

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    dmw007 is right. go to datamem.com.
    your processor speed and the workload on your mac determines what kind/how much to get.
     
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  7. zephead macrumors 68000

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    I just got this 1GB stick from Newegg.com in the mail today and it works wonderfully, and it was a pretty good deal too. :)
     
  8. mccldwll macrumors 65816

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    Another vote for datamem. If you're only going for 1 gb total, I may have 2 x 512 matched apple ram available, pulled from a new mb c2d. PM if any interest.
     
  9. 2tallyAwesome macrumors regular

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    Hey there,

    I know it's suggested that when you upgrade the ram you make both slots match, but how important is that?

    I have the stock 512 right now (2x256) and was going to buy a 1gb card to slip in one of the slots. Will this cause a problem or should I buy 2x512 chips?
     
  10. zephead macrumors 68000

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    No, that won't be a problem. I have a 1GB stick and the stock 256MB stick in my MacBook and it's supposedly a tiny bit slower than having matched pairs, but I can't notice that, I only notice the speed boost from having an extra gig of RAM.
     
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