Help! Question about upgrading RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ncavs10, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. ncavs10 macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2008
    im looking into upgrading my ram in my CD macbook. i looked on newegg and i wanted to see if there was really any difference between the ram at or newegg because its a huge difference in price. i noticed that on newegg most of them dont have a heatspreader? dont know what that means or if i need it.

    any insight would be great.
  2. dizzlemizzle macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2008
    ram from apple is wayyyy overpriced... just use the ram checker on crucial or newegg and buy the right type and you'll be fine
  3. angel1286 macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'd recommend using Other World Computing (, they are probably the best source for mac parts (memory, hard drives etc). Thats where I got my ram from and am now running with 4GB.
  4. msjones macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2007
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    I got 4GB of DDRII 667 from, came to £60 total.
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Except the OP's machine is a CoreDuo, so they are limited to 2 x 1 GB

    (ncavs -- the 2 GHz machine came in both CoreDuo and Core2Duo versions - it makes a difference which sizes of RAM you can use).

    Answers to this and many other common questions can be found under the Guides tab at the top of the window.

    Hardware: MR Guide to Buying RAM
    Hardware: MR Guide to Understanding Intel Mac RAM
  6. MacDaddy08 macrumors regular


    Feb 13, 2008
    Go with a 2GB upgrade. That is all yours can hold and more than that is not only a waste of money but could also cause problems. Crucial and OWC and the best places in my oppinion to buy RAM. If you buy it from Apple you might as well bend over in front of Steve Jobs and take it because thats what they are doing to you. Upgrading the RAM youself is extremely easy.

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