best memory for unibody 13.3" 2.4GHz macbook

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  1. fuz10n macrumors member

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    Would anyone please recommend some good memory for this laptop? I tend to go with Corsair, but I can't find any 2GB sticks with CAS Lat. 7.

    Any tried and true sticks out there?
     
  2. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    Crucial is the most widely recommended Apple compatible RAM. The prices are competitive too.
     
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  4. fuz10n thread starter macrumors member

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  5. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    Crucial is the way to go. I got 4 GB for my MacBook for $69.99. Best Buy wanted $119.99 for 2 GB of the same memory from Kingston.
     
  6. DPB17 macrumors 6502

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    Owc

    I just installed this, only $60'ish
     

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  7. acron1 macrumors regular

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    Same here no problems at all. OWC is great!
     
  8. DPB17 macrumors 6502

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    Yep I've never had a problem with OWC but I've heard that Crucial are fine. I suppose it's whoever has the cheapest shipping is the one to go for.
     
  9. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Don't mean to rain on your parade, but there seems to be a known issue with Crucial ram and the Unibody MBs. I have a 2.4 GHz unibody macbook and bought Crucial ram and started to have random crashes all over the place. I had some people take a look at my crash logs and they thought it was a memory issue, so I contacted Crucial and they replied with this:

    I would still go with Crucial in the future. It just seems to be an specific isolated compatibility issue with these models.
     
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  11. fuz10n thread starter macrumors member

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    Apparently this was an issue when it first came out, but since there have been firmware updates that have fixed it. I don't see hardly any complaints for this post January 2009 when I search around.

    I'll post my experience when I get my sticks tomorrow.
     
  12. DPB17 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe Crucial and/or OWC aren't selling matched pairs of RAM sticks
     
  13. denver133 macrumors member

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    So I installed my new 4GB OWC ram and when I went to boot up my screen was black. Tried again, heard the computer come on and still nothing. Then it started beeping. I think I got some bad sticks.

    :mad::confused:
     
  14. dbwie macrumors 6502

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    Owc

    My OWC 4GB RAM upgrade has worked just fine in my unibody MacBook. They also post a nice video showing the steps for installing the RAM. Very simple.
     
  15. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a

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    Just installed 4GB of Muskin ram and have not had any issues all day. I've used Muskin many times before, in Macs and PCs with no trouble at all.
     
  16. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I just put in an order for 4GB OWC Ram and i can't wait to get it!! :D

    Add to that a 500GB WD, an airport express,and an apple remote and this has been a pretty expensive couple of days lol
     
  17. denver133 macrumors member

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    I hope you don't get my two sticks and your machine starts right up.
     
  18. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Yeah let's knock on wood for that lol!

    It was between Crucial and OWC for me.. they're priced about the same, but i had less of a hassle with OWC. AND overall it ended up being cheaper, so we'll see!! :D
     
  19. n20nine macrumors member

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    I have a 2X2GB Nanya sticks, works fine with me.
     
  20. fuz10n thread starter macrumors member

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    tell me about it. I've bought an airport extreme (AWESOME router), 500GB mypassport, wireless mighty mouse, 4 GB of memory, and this macbook all within 2 weeks. But all good investments in my opinion, I've been very happy with all of these purchases (not sure about the ram yet, which comes today)

    I've been a pc builder my whole life (have a core 2 duo/gtx280 setup in a lian li I built late last year). I bought an iphone earlier this year, and ever since, i've been maniacal about apple products. They offer a quality that can't be matched.
     
  21. fuz10n thread starter macrumors member

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    the 2 2GB crucial sticks are now installed and working great. My mac started up noticeably faster at next boot. :D
     
  22. STSNorthstar macrumors regular

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    I got 2 bad crucial sticks from newegg, I RMAed them and got 2 fresh ones, which have been fine.
     
  23. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    haha.. similar story here :D Switching has turned me into the BIGGEST Mac Geek, and definitely put a whole in my pocket.. and it keeps getting bigger ;)
    It looks like we have similar "toys" lol ... i have a few others that I just HAD to have.
     
  24. TheSpecialist08 macrumors member

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    OWC are nanya sticks
     
  25. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    I have 2 2GB sticks of Mushkin DDR3. No problems, I can't complain...

    CrackBookPro:cool:
     

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