Simple question about macbook ram purchase

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by timberford, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. timberford macrumors newbie

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    Will this ram work in my macbook ?

    I wanna upgrade to 2gb.

    If you have a link to a UK supplier where I can get a better deal, do post!

    Thanks.
     
  2. meepm00pmeep macrumors 6502

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    i was asking earlier also about RAM... here's a LINK, hope it's useful
     
  3. timberford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i read that. but i want to make sure for certain.
     
  4. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    The only way to be certain is to buy RAM from a supplier who guarantees it for your Mac - simple as that. It will probably work (presuming you've checked the specs for your Mac and it matches up), but not certainly.
     
  5. timberford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i appreciate these links pointing me to spec.

    i have been looking at the one on the apple developer website and according to that i need...

    DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) SDRAM SO-DIMM unbuffered, unregistered, 8-byte, nonparity, and non-ECC.

    On the product spec for the ram i'm looking at I can't see anything about nonparity, unregistered or 8-byte... i'm not even sure what they mean! :confused:
     
  6. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    i'd email them and ask. We don't have CanadaRAM here any more to provide authoritative answers on this subject. They one you're looking at also says PC5300 as opposed to PC2-5300 - i have no idea what difference this makes if any... :eek:

    Sometimes it's just less heartache to go with a supplier that guarantees it, even if you pay a little more. I'm sure CanadaRAM said something somewhere that there are subtle differences even within manufacturers, which is why Crucial frinstance, sells Mac guaranteed RAM and non-Mac guaranteed.

    I've used second-hand generic brand PC RAM in the past and not had problems (that i'm aware of at least) with it in G3s, but maybe i'm just a tin-arse.
     
  7. saga macrumors regular

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    Just this evening I purchased and installed the exact memory from your link into my macbook. Everything is A OK. My book recognized it, and is running very well.
     
  8. timberford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cheers saga that's exactly the reply i was hoping someone could give me. :D
     

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