anyone tried 6GB for their MacBook 13.3 Unibody?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wailoon.ho, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. wailoon.ho macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I'm currently using MacBook 13.3 unibody (MacBook5,1).
    And I plan to upgrade the ram becuase 2gb is really not enough to run vmware.

    I found OWC and they claim that 6gb is ok to run in MacBook5,1.
    I'm not sure is this really work cause Apple said 6gb(4gb+2gb) which is not in pair will not help in the performance.

    So, I would like to know is there anyone tried to upgrade to 6gb in their MacBook5,1?
    Is it really work well??

    Thank You.
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    OWC has, and it works fine

    The small percentage you get by matching pairs doesnt outweigh the larger bonus you get with more ram.

    however, if you just need more ram for one application, just going to 4 gigs will be more than fine.

    Especially since 4 gigs is $90 and 6 gigs is $300...

    Not sure where you are in the world, theres also this: http://www.frys.com/product/5599280
     
  3. wailoon.ho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    According to Apple resellers, I should only buy ram from them cause Apple will not warranty my machine if the ram I'm using not bought from them.

    Is this true? And should I buy ram from Apple?
    Their price is almost double from what I found online...
     
  4. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    Thats DDR2, the OP needs DDR3.
     
  5. zbasarab macrumors member

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    No, that is an outright lie. You can upgrade ram and your harddrive without losing your warranty, regardless of which brand you use.
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    fr4c is correct, I linked to the wrong ram

    and z is right, thats a complete lie.
     
  7. wailoon.ho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok.
    Understood.
    So now I only need to decide either upgrade to 4gb or 6gb... :confused:
     
  8. zbasarab macrumors member

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    Get the 4gb.

    6 is way overpriced atm. If sometime in the future you decide you need the full 6, you can buy it for much cheap (6 months from now 4gb sticks should be significantly cheaper)
     
  9. wailoon.ho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok.
    Thanks for all the advices.
    Will buy this month end... :)
     

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