I want to update my new macbook's memory. Does that one ok?

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  1. feyn-man macrumors regular

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    http://shop3.outpost.com/product/5269797?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    Following the information from the website:
    DDR2 2GB PC5300 DUAL SO-DIMM KINGSTON
    KINGSTON:
    FRYS.com #: 5269797

    2GB DDR2 PC5300 DUAL SO-DIMM KIT / (2X1GB) MODULES / 667MHz / NOTEBOOK MEMORY / KINGSTON

    Made from the highest quality components, ValueRAM SO-DIMMs are designed to increase productivity and help your whitebook work faster. Backed by a lifetime warranty, free technical support and legendary reliability, Kingston ValueRAM is the standard in notebook memory upgrades.

    In stock, same day shipping
     
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  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Check out this thread, it'll save you money and mean you will have more RAM as it is only 1 stick vs 2. So you can keep one of the original sticks in there making 2.5GBs.
     
  4. feyn-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's so great. Thank you very much.
     
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    Ideally you want 2 identical sticks of RAM, not mismatched sizes or rated SPD (speeds).
     
  6. feyn-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, maybe I buy 2 of that 2GB memory.
     
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    feyn-man no worries mate


    @nikhsub1

    They are the same SP(ee)D and the match pair thing has been debated and tested lots and from all I have seen it makes no difference that an end user can see. Therefore 2.5 GBs is better than 2 GBs.
     
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    Perhaps but you won't be running in dual channel with mismatched sizes... and 4GB > 2.5GB :D
     
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    yeah but as I said all the evidence I have seen shows that dual channel mode gives no performance benefits.

    And 2.5 GBs is more than I need so 2.5 GBs + £50 is better than 4GBs.
     
  10. feyn-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ohm, that's interesting. Does anybody can figure out the benifit of dual channel mode?
     
  11. feyn-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi, guys. I noticed that two product:
    http://www.buy.com/prod/kingston-1g...m-ddr2-laptop-memory/q/loc/101/204884016.html
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    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=206341199&adid=17916&dcaid=17916

    from the picture, I found the 2GB one have 8 chips while 1GB one only 4. Is that said the size of them will be different? I'm confused which one should I use?
     
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    Well the 2GB chip has twice as much ram as the 1GB chip ... can you see where this is going... and 8 is twice as much as 4.

    In all seriousness they will both fit and both work in the MB.
     
  13. feyn-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    But why? If their size is different?
     
  14. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    You are confusing size and capacity.

    Their size is "200-Pin SODIMM" which is the same for both sticks

    Their capacity is different.
     

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