Best Ram for new Montevina MBP

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  1. TtimeWithTy macrumors member

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    Since i know its right around the corner, and I'm aching to buy it i want to be prepared for when i go to pick it up from the apple store the day it comes out. What is the best type of ram you can get for it? (want 4gigs total) And what's the difference between the types of ram like DDR2-667 and DDR2-800?
     
  2. ebayhelp macrumors member

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    we dunt even know what ram it will support man

    well i don't


    i still think ddr2 667mhz

    and the reason why its 667 instead of 666 was because of supersitions
     
  3. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    ddr2 800, why buy ram that slow when motiva (im not one for spelling) ddr3 1066 is the sh*t you want.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The Difference between 667 MHz RAM and 800 MHz RAM is the speed that they can operate at.

    Also a difference is that they work in particular Mac models, and not in others.

    Don't go and buy RAM for a machine that you don't know what it'll take. You'll lose shipping and restocking charges if you have to take it back.

    Exercise some restraint and order it the day after the new machine is announced.
     
  5. higgalls macrumors regular

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    Yeah I absolutely agree. It is stupid to buy the RAM now before it is released (not that we know when it will even be released - could be months away - we don't really know).

    So wait a bit before you buy the RAM.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    666.6 repeating rounds to 667. It's two/thirds of one thousand.

    The power of Christ compels ye to forsake this laptop and be laid to rest!
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It'll be 800MHz RAM to match the FSB; also its 667 because who the hell wants to sell 666 if one other competitor where to sell 667? We all know a lot of consumers assume the higher the number the better.

    Finally if you learned rounding, you round up if its 5-9...
     
  8. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you follow the rule of rounding to evens. Then it depends. But that's just like splitting the hairs of an elf.
     
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  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Rounding to evens? :confused:
     
  11. masse macrumors 6502a

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    if you always round up then you end up with data that is higher than it really is. If you always round to even numbers it...evens out.
     
  12. BMP1199 macrumors member

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    is DDR3 memory even available for laptops yet? I see none on newegg...
     
  13. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Well given Montevina is going to support 1066 MHz FSB/800 MHz RAM, it's probably going to be PC6400 DDR2.

    Any chance it'll be upgradeable to 8 GB RAM? That would definitely be nic
     
  14. lazydesi macrumors 6502

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    yes, they are available now

    My best bet is DDR3 -1066 to get the max speed from the chipset
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. Wait for the actual hardware to launch before buying your RAM.

    2. Dell and HP show 8 GB of RAM under Montevina.
     

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