Confused about Memory

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Frodobug, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Frodobug macrumors newbie

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    I'm confused about what memory to buy. I have a white MacBook that I got February 2011 and want to upgrade it to 8gb.

    These are the 3 I've been lookin at:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0031GK3OI/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1343384229&sr=8-1

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B001PS9UKW/ref=mp_s_a_2?qid=1343384229&sr=8-2

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B003N8GVUY/ref=mp_s_a_4?qid=1343384229&sr=8-4

    The reviews for all 3 are brilliant but I dont want to go and buy something without fully researching it first so any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. Frodobug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So any of these will work. I've checked google but I don't think they make the white MacBooks anymore or they are now called MacBook pros?
     
  4. thekev macrumors 604

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    One is a dimm rather than a sodimm. Another is a no name brand. I'd go with one of the major brands. The corsair you linked is desktop memory, and I wouldn't touch komputerbay.

    http://everymac.com/

    Look up your specific white macbook there. Not all of them can go to 8GB. Only one or two of them were able to do so. I just realized that one was discontinued before 2011. Make sure it can actually take 8GB. As I mentioned one of those won't even fit. One is a bad option. It'll say something like PC(#)- ####
    Look for that. Make sure the ram you look at is noted as a sodimm. Look at customer reviews, especially if they relate to Macs. Avoid any unknown brands or vendors.
     
  5. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

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    Friend, first you need to be sure of your macbook model. Im gonna bet it is the 2010 model, wich is the last white macbook to be manufactured. I bought mine around feb 2011 too.

    To be sure of your model, go to the Apple logo on the left side and click "about this mac" Take note of the processor model. Also, does your trackpad have a button beneath it, or is the trackpad the button itself? As mentioned above, everymac.com is a great website that helps you discover wich mac model you own.


    Anyways, you want to go later to macsales.com and get your memory there. At the moment, they are the most popular MAc memory seller. They ship worlwide, its easy to identify wich model to buy for your computer and they even have videos showing step-by-step for every mac model.
     
  6. X Cruz 187 macrumors member

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    The last white MacBooks we're early 2010, the memory they take is 1066 & apple uses Samsung or Hynix but when I went to the apple store last week looking for memory for my 2007 white MacBook the genius bar recommend "Crucial"
     

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