When my Macbook arrives, should I....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by will0407, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. will0407 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2006
    My Macbook is due to arrive next week sometime. Just got a couple of questions on what I should do and in which order:

    I've already ordered and received my 2GB RAM that I bought from somewhere else. When the Macbook arrives, should I install OSX etc, THEN replace the RAM, or should I just dive in and change the ram FIRST, then install OSX.

    any advice would be much appreciated, as I don't really wanna ruin something I've been waiting so long to get!
  2. Deepdale macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2005
    New York
    OS X will be pre-installed. All you will have to deal with is your memory upgrade.
  3. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    I reccommend seeing if the macbook has any whine/moo issues before installing the ram.
  4. will0407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2006
    Ok, well was planning to turn it on and see how it runs (moos whines etc) before I did anything. Then, install the ram, then all my apps etc.

    Thanks for the quick responses
  5. medea macrumors 68030


    Aug 4, 2002
    Madison, Wi
    Did you purchase programs for the macbook? If not and you are talking about the apps that come with the computer they will all be pre-installed and ready to go out of the box. Just check to make sure everything is good on your mb and then go ahead and install the ram. If OS X runs properly beforehand but not after the ram installation then you know you have an issue with the ram.
    If everything works fine then enjoy your new macbook!
  6. will0407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2006
    Catracho, thanks for the reply about the battery. I had wondered whether there was anything I need to do with it, as I thought it must be similar to a new phone battery which they recommed you charge for abou 24 hours on its first charge
  7. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2005
    This is not a PC full of bloatware. OS X really doesn't need to be reinstalled unless you want the added space on your HD if you get rid of all the other languages other then English and all of the other printer drivers then your own.

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