6gb RAM in 2008 Macbook

mt6272

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 8, 2012
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I am interested in purchasing this RAM:

(6GB (4GB+2GB) PC2-5300 DDR2-667 200pin SODIMM Memory)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190649220174&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

$80 + $15 for a 3 year warranty is much cheaper than anywhere else I've found on the net for 6 gigs of this stuff. Do you folks think it would be wise to purchase this or is there "better" ram to be found on the net for a few extra bucks?

For additional information, I have an early 2008 2.4ghz core 2 duo macbook:
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/stats/macbook-core-2-duo-2.4-white-13-early-2008-penryn-specs.html
 

saggel

macrumors regular
Mar 3, 2012
109
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Coventry, UK
I'd only go for branded memory...
even used one... Yet the price is good!

I am interested in purchasing this RAM:

(6GB (4GB+2GB) PC2-5300 DDR2-667 200pin SODIMM Memory)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190649220174&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

$80 + $15 for a 3 year warranty is much cheaper than anywhere else I've found on the net for 6 gigs of this stuff. Do you folks think it would be wise to purchase this or is there "better" ram to be found on the net for a few extra bucks?

For additional information, I have an early 2008 2.4ghz core 2 duo macbook:
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/stats/macbook-core-2-duo-2.4-white-13-early-2008-penryn-specs.html
 

AcesHigh87

macrumors 6502a
Jan 11, 2009
954
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New Brunswick, Canada
Yeah, the price is good but I've never heard of the brand. If you trust that it will work though, the price is great. 1 4GB stick on newegg, for example, will cost at minimum $80

Personally I think it's easier and cheaper just to put 4GB into that model; I have the same and plan to do so. There's no massive difference (especially since no major stuff can really be done on that CPU and GPU) between 6 and 4, plus you can get 2x2GB sets of good brand for around 50 bucks.

Also, to point out a topic a little down the macbook section:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1345770

The OP links to the exact same RAM you're looking at and found that the 4GB stick was faulty. Just something to consider.
 
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saggel

macrumors regular
Mar 3, 2012
109
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Coventry, UK
Yeah, the price is good but I've never heard of the brand. If you trust that it will work though, the price is great. 1 4GB stick on newegg, for example, will cost at minimum $80

Personally I think it's easier and cheaper just to put 4GB into that model; I have the same and plan to do so. There's no massive difference (especially since no major stuff can really be done on that CPU and GPU) between 6 and 4, plus you can get 2x2GB sets of good brand for around 50 bucks.

Also, to point out a topic a little down the macbook section:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1345770

The OP links to the exact same RAM you're looking at and found that the 4GB stick was faulty. Just something to consider.
I might sell my 2GB module after the upgrade tomorrow.
If anyone is interested, let me know with a PM please!