Going to buy a Macbook -- 1 or 2 MB of memory?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by provoloney, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. provoloney macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to buy a Macbook, probably the cheapest model. I use my computer for: e-mail, internet (several windows open at a time), itunes, microsoft word, and quicktime and youtube videos. Sometimes I use iphoto and I may buy an iphone. Should I upgrade to 2 MB of memory, or should 1 MB be enough?
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    First off, I assume you mean GB, not MB :) Second, I'd suggest 2GB, even for light usage like yours, because my experience is that OS X isn't great with only 1GB. You might want to consider buying the upgrade from a third-party other than Apple, though, as their memory prices are exceptionally high, as you'll see mentioned often if you peruse the forums.
     
  3. provoloney thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My bad! You're right 2 GB, not MB. I guess 2 MB would be really slow.
     
  4. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I suggest you try it out for a few weeks with 1GB
     
  5. provoloney thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it easy to install an extra GB on your own? (If you buy your own memory vs. getting it from the store)
     
  6. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    yeah. you just need a tiny screwdriver. you can get 2gb for $40 from newegg.
     
  7. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Get 2GB 1 is horrible way too slow even for basic tasks
     
  8. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    if you're going to upgrade the memory from apple anyway, just get 4GB from OWC. Here's a link. The upgrade from apple cost $150 so I recommend going through OWC and getting twice the RAM for less money.

    edit: sorry too late, didn't realize you were going third party. You need a #00 screwdriver.
     
  9. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    You'd be better off with 2GB. Buy it separately online and install yourself to save some money.
     

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