So Im About to Buy RAM for my MacBook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by runninmac, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. runninmac macrumors 65816

    runninmac

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    Tomorrow Im going to take the plunge and go for 2 gigs of RAM for my MacBook and have a few questions:

    1. Is there any thing I should be worried about from this brand?
    2. If for some reason the RAM doesn't work how is Neweggs return/exchange policy?
    3. I have been reading/watching a lot on how to install the RAM. I have done it a few times on PC's but never on a Mac, is there anything different I should be worried about other than pushing rather hard to get the RAM in?
    4. Is there anything I should do after turning on the MacBook for the first time with the new RAM installed?

    Ill keep you posted on how the install works.
     
  2. kbonnel macrumors 6502

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    I have 2 sticks of the same ram in my macbook, works great, never had a problem. read the reviews, a lot of people use them..

    As for installing it, there are some small screws to remove (just look at the manual), and there is a lever that you move. this lever will release the ram, and you can pull them out. (NOTE: you might see some white paste on the ram, this is normal, don't freak out :) ). then just slide the new ram in, and push really hard until the ram goes into the slot. It isn't that hard, at least I didn't think it was that hard.

    hope that helps..

    Kimo
     
  3. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    I bought ram for my 12in. PB from Newegg and haven't had any problems. However... I would spend a couple extra dollars on Newegg and go with Crucial if you can. I think others will agree.
     
  4. sulhaq macrumors regular

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    Why don't you buy G.Skill RAM? Good cheap RAM. Also you get free 3-day shipping with that and its 79.99. That's almost a $10 profit :D
     
  5. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Plus, and Patriot may be the same, G.Skill is backed by a lifetime warranty. So even if you do have a problem with a stick, it's protected.

    I use G.Skill and love it, but to each his own.
     
  6. jbusc macrumors member

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    i just popped two of those exact same 1GB patriot sticks in my white 2ghz macbook and it runs beautifully, passed apple extended hardware test.
     
  7. runninmac thread starter macrumors 65816

    runninmac

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    Thanks everyone for the advice! I didn't see it was cheaper and got better customer reviews:) . So I went ahead and ordered 2 sticks earlier today. I probably wont get to install this until Wednesday but I will keep you posted on how it goes.
     

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