Crucial Ram in Core Duo MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by c84216, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. c84216 macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2006
    Hey. I just wanted feedback before I dove in and made a RAM purchase.

    Apple RAM is quite overpriced, so I was eyeing a Crucial 1 gb chip so I could max my computer out at 2gb. I always had great luck with Crucial when I had a Dell desktop oh so many years ago, but I didn't know how it functioned in the Mac, and especially, the MBP.

    I just was hoping someone here would have some feedback. Thanks!
  2. Bowlerguy10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2007
    At my computer
    Crucial RAM is fantastic. You really can't go wrong.
  3. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    That is great to hear cuase 4GB is my next purchase for my MBP.
  4. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    If you have one gig now, I believe MBPs come with both slots filled. So for you, you'll have 2x 512 MB of RAM. So you'll have to get 2x 1 GB of RAM and not just one stick of 1 GB of RAM.
  5. sturigdson macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2006
    The Flashing Fi is right. PIn addition, you'll want matched pairs- you could just replace one of your sticks and run 1.5 GB of ram, but you wouldn't have any advantage in doing so.

    The good news is that I just bought ram for my wife's MB, and noticed that prices are really quite low these days.
    And, yes, I bought from crucial- best prices and the best quality. Good choice.
  6. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
  7. Decrepit macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2007
    Foothills to the Rocky Mountains
    I bought crucial memory for my Mini, and it's been awesome. I only buy memory from them. It's not worth the hassle to deal with other companies.

    I have it in my PCs, notebooks and my Mac.
  8. c84216 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2006
    I appreciate the feedback. Order purchased. I about wet my pants when I saw I could get a 1 gb chip for $30 right now when Apple sells them for $150. Talk about a price difference!

    My computer is a stock 2.16 GHz MBP Core Duo that came with a 1 gb chip in one of the slots--the other is empty. I've always assumed I've been taking some performance penalty for not having matched pairs. But seeing the price at Crucial, I couldn't afford not to pick up on it since my MBP will likely be my computer until Mac OS X 10.6.

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