4gb Macbook ram $22.99 from frys

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by calc2200, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. calc2200 macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008
    Hi everyone

    I just ordered DDR2 4GB PC5300 SO-D KIT SPEED 667MHz, (2X2GB)KIT from frys for $22.99 after rebate.

    However I just realised I have a mid 2007 macbook and it says it will only support upto 3gb. Is this going to be a problem or will it still accept 4gb?

    Also what are your opinions on the extra ram? Did it make a significant performance increase? I currently have a 2.16 1gb white macbook.
  2. Jak3 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    it will recognize up to 3GB of memory. the rest will unfortunately be wasted...but for 30$ it's not that big a deal...

    from 1gig to 3gig, you're tripling your amount of ram, yes you will see a difference
  3. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2007
    Arlington, VA USA
    Thanks for the heads up, I'm seriously thinking about placing an order too.
  4. calc2200 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008
    Will it see 4gb in the about this mac though and just use 3gb. Or will it only see 3gb?
  5. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I remember reading that the Macbook will actually recognize 3.3GB of RAM, so while you're getting a little bit more than the 3GB "limit," you still won't get the full 4.

    Edit: See post 2 of this thread:

  6. marvel2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
    I like 3gb of ram better than 2gb + dual channel.

    I have to look into this 4gb ram deal :)
  7. hogfaninga macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2008
    Chestnut Tree Cafe
    The current Macbooks will use all 4GB's.
  8. StevnJ9971 macrumors member

    Aug 31, 2008
    Thanks for the heads-up! I had just bought RAM from Crucial.com and the order total was a little over 70 bucks.

    Now I just got my RAM for $22! Always happy to save $50 :D

Share This Page