Where and what type of ram for macbook?

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

  1. Jdm_rsx macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2004
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    im considering upgrading my memory for my macbook to 2x 1gb sticks..

    not sure which brand to go for...

    memory pro on ebay? is that good or just some cheap stuff?


    apple ram is just too $$$$

    any suggestions? and where too plz..^^
  2. DMBGuru macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2007
    Tempe, AZ
    Crucial RAM from www.newegg.com is definitely the best for you.

    You could also get Corsair RAM, that's actually what Apple uses.

    I personally like Kingston.
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Choose a reputable seller who knows Macs, tests and guarantees compatibility with your model Mac, and offers a lifetime warranty and a no cost (no restocking or shipping charge) return if it doesn't work.

    NewEgg fails 3 or 4 of those 6 criteria. I would also avoid eBay sellers - how would you get support or warranty replacement when they vanish?

    Be aware that generic Crucial and Kingston (ValueRAM) memory sold by 3rd parties (like NewEgg) is not guaranteed compatible with your Mac by the manufacturer - only their Mac-specific model numbers are compatibilty guaranteed.

    MR Readers in the USA often recommend Crucial, OWC and Data Memory Systems.

    DMB: Not true: Apple has never used Corsair brand RAM in Macs (or Crucial). Apple variously uses Samsung, Hynix, Micron, IBM and Elpida OEM RAM depending on the machine and their supply contracts. Corsair has does not guarantee compatibilty of their ValueSelect RAM in Macs.

  4. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
  5. Jdm_rsx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2004
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    where can i get this ram or buy?

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