2x2gb ram or 1x4 -which to get

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MattAKramer, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. MattAKramer macrumors member

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    Upgrading my macbook...it's been running VERY Slow and my wife is going nuts.

    Just got it in January and the DVD burner has already gone bad and I'm having a problem with power supply...not what I expected.

    Will 2x2 run faster/better than 4x1? Which is faster, cheaper, better thing to do?

    I tried searching but didn't see anything. Thanks!

    Saw this in an earlier post, has a rebate currently...looks cheap and should work, right?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146701
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Are you serious? Do you know how much a 4 gig SO-DIMM goes for? At any rate, you want two chips in there for dual-channel performance.
     
  3. krypticos macrumors regular

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    yea i agree with the guy above me dual channel get better proformance i miss read the post at first i thought you were wanting to put 4x1gb not 1x4gb lol but yea my next update is 2x2gb and every one i see that has that can do anything that does not a good graphics card for lol
     
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  5. MattAKramer thread starter macrumors member

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    I was asking if 2x2 is better than one stick of four...didn't realize each could only hold 2gb worth. Thanks.
     
  6. MattAKramer thread starter macrumors member

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    No need to be a smart ass...I read some posts and didn't' realize you can't put one stick of four.
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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  8. MattAKramer thread starter macrumors member

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  10. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    sorry, I wasn't being a smart ass, you can but 4gb chips in, they're just really expensive. here's a link
     
  11. MattAKramer thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool just ordered it. 65 after rebate and free shipping. Good enough for me.

    Hope the install is easy. Seems like it will be.
     
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  13. MattAKramer thread starter macrumors member

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    Holy crap that's expensive...
     
  14. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    ya, everyone around here wants to here how it works since no one is going to spend $1200 on 8gb of ram
     
  15. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    It must be the new math. But when I went to school 2x $479= $958 :)
     

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