Crucial 4GB

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Dexter11, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Dexter11 macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2008
    I am looking to increase the 2GB of RAM in my macbook to 4GB - I am a little wary of paying for Apple RAM cos of the price and found the following

    Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-5300C5 200-Pin SODIMM Dual Channel Kit

    Has anyone used this before and how good is it?

  2. kg1984 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Anything from Crucial will be fine - they have a compatibility guarantee.

    I bought the same kit from them for my MacBook - no problems at all.

    Do it!
  3. DanBUK macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2007
    Put 4GB (2x 2GB) into my housemates new MBP last night. Works great. I use it also for my PB and my girlfriend put 2GB into her MacBook- no problems.

    If you use the computer-finder in the top right corner, it will give you the right ram and guarantee it too!
  4. Pacer69 macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2008
    Yeah, I just found a deal on that Crucial 4gb kit from for $70 after rebate. Works fine in my new black book 2.4.
  5. Hardcoredan52 macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2008
    Sorry to steal the thread.. but hearing alot of heating issues with upgrading RAM to 4GB.....any truths in this?
  6. MacDaddy08 macrumors regular


    Feb 13, 2008
    The only issues in upgrading your RAM to 4GB could come from compatibility. Just because your Macbook or Macbook Pro has 2 slots for memory, it doesn't mean it can handle 4GB. All the newer ones max out at 4GB with no problems and the performance is great. However, both my Macbook CD and MBP CD can only max at 2GB so upgrading to 4GB would not only be a pointless waste of money (it will only recognize 2GB) it could also cause problems with the laptop.
  7. dborja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Northern California
    'Haven't noticed any issues. I also got the kit from Frys at $68 after rebate.
  8. Lazernet macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Fairfield, NJ
    Most likely the heating issues that people speak of are the extra programs/processes they are able to use at the same time.

    I've not noticed any additional heat problems as a result of my 4GB RAM upgrade, but then again, I'm still only running 2 GB worth of applications at any given time... It only makes sense that things would heat up more, the more you do with the machine.

    - Eric
  9. NotoriousBOG macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    Upgraded my Penryn 2.4 MacBook to 4GB via Crucial and haven't had any issues whatsoever. Go for it!

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