Install new RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lyzadmortem, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. lyzadmortem macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I dig into my dead old notebook and I thought that i can put its 2 GB ( 2x1g) RAM int my 1 Gb MacBook 1,1. I know they have the same frequency DDR2 667 Mhz and by looking the forum's guide I suppose that I won't do anything stupid but I want your opinion also.

    * Will the new RAM be compatible with my mac?
    hynix 2Rx16 PC2-5300S-555-12 , http://www.dhgate.com/hynix-1gb-ddr...s-555/r-ff8080812d2b1c53012d2b2a65ac2316.html

    * Is it worth it? My mac use is moderate, I don't use any heavy application like video editing or photoshop. I mostly do internet use, web & application developing and multimedia ( watching movies, music etc )

    Thanks for your time! :D
     
  2. Butler Trumpet macrumors 6502

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    The RAM you have listed will work. Basically any PC5300 RAM should work. May I suggest this though: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/5300DDR2S2GP/

    This company, Other World Computing, has a lifetime advanced replacement warranty on their RAM. Its also significantly cheaper than the RAM you listed.

    Adding more RAM is always a good idea... even simple internet usage will use most of your RAM on that machine. And because the processor and video card is a little week (in comparison to newer machines) the extra RAM will help take the load off of those.
     
  3. lyzadmortem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info Butler,
    I'll do my little upgrade, only thing left is finding an appropriate screwdriver :cool:
    Cudos to the OS that works flawless since i got it 3 years ago without any change. Any other OS i have used even linuxbased had their bad times
     
  4. Butler Trumpet macrumors 6502

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    If you are looking for the screwdriver that most Apple technicians use, you can find it here: http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/22-2812

    Or... pretty much any small screwdriver will work. The size that is typically recommended for that job is a #00 (double zero) but a #0 will work well too.

    That brand I linked to above is great... Wiha tools are the best you can buy for this type of thing.

    Good luck!

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    Actually.... that link I provided is wrong I think. That is for a PH1 screwdriver (which is too big for your needs)

    Upon further inspection I see that Wiha's website says that "Precision tools are temporarily out of stock" http://www.wihatools.com/200seri/261serie.htm

    So, you might be able to find it on Amazon... or again a normal small set you can find at most hardware stores will work.
     

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