Help with upgrading MacBook memory

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  1. banjaloupe macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to upgrade my Intel (Core 2 Duo) MacBook's memory from 1 GB (667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM) to 2 GB. I have never replaced the memory before, nor am I particularly proficient with computer hardware. I was hoping someone here may be able to help with a few questions I have, namely whether or not these are the correct tools/hardware for the job. I referred to this Apple document in trying to figure out what I need:
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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1651?locale=en_US
    Screwdriver:
    HTML:
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00941647000P?cat=Hand+Tools%252C+General+Purpose&pid=00941647000&vertical=TOOL&subcat=Screwdrivers&BV_SessionID=@@@@1571959139.1158869964@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccghaddiljgigdlcefecemldffidfko.0
    Memory:
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233049
    I am curious if these will work (aka, is the screwdriver too big, will the memory not fit, etc) and would appreciate any suggestions for cheaper/better/faster alternatives.

    Thanks, all
     
  2. notnek macrumors 6502

    notnek

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    go to walmart and grab the $1 tiny screwdriver set. then take out the battery, unscrew the L bracket. pull out the memory and pop in the new set. replace everything. its super easy.
     
  3. banjaloupe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I didn't know if the #00 screwdriver was common in stores or not.

    Also, I was looking at previous posts on this forum and came across a link to this:
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    http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=MacBook%202.1GHz%20Intel%20Core%202%20Duo%20(13-inch%20White)%20MB402LL/A
    I have not used Crucial before but it seems to be much cheaper that Newegg in this case. Are they a reliable supplier? Also, is my MacBook able to handle 4 GB of memory?
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Your Mac can handle 4GB of RAM memory. No doubt about it since it is Core 2 Duo. Crucial is a good brand to refer to for memory.
     
  5. banjaloupe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome! Then I will definitely go with that supplier :)

    Thanks!
     
  6. Defected1980 macrumors newbie

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    My Spec

    I have just bought a 400GB Samsung internal hard drive which works great and seems to be quieter than the old one, i have bought 2* 2GB Ram how ever when fitted them i got a blank white screen and 2 beeps first the followed by 3 beeps!! CAN YOU HELP AT ALL PLEASE?? :confused:
     
  7. logana macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like the RAM is not seated properly - remove it and then push it back in...

    Best to check it is seated properly by starting the machine up with no battery and no L shaped bracket in place.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Try reseating the ram, putting the old ones back in. mix the two, new and old.
     
  9. Defected1980 macrumors newbie

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    Ok i have tried mixing them about and even started it up without the batttery and L bracket but i still get the Beeping and white screen. i bought:

    2 HYNIX 2GB 2R*8 PC2-5300S-55-12

    Which is exactly the same code as the old ones apart from the 2R@8..

    Could they be faulty or is there something else i could try?
    Really appreciate your help guys :confused::D
     
  10. Defected1980 macrumors newbie

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    I have tried most suggestions but it still doesn´t work, could they be faulty? the series of numbers are the same as the original ram!! :rolleyes:
     
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