4gb Macbook ram $22.99 from frys

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

  1. calc2200 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    Thanks for the heads up, I'm seriously thinking about placing an order too.
     
  4. calc2200 thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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    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:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=364707
     
  6. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    I like 3gb of ram better than 2gb + dual channel.

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

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    The current Macbooks will use all 4GB's.
     
  8. StevnJ9971 macrumors member

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    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
     

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