installing RAM on macbook


macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 21, 2007
I recently purchased 2x 1gb sticks of Crucial RAM. The upgrade was based on the fact that my 2.0ghz blackbook was not running CS 3 very well at all with the 1gb of ram that it had in it. Since the upgrade, my macbook has been running much better, so much better in fact that I would like to bump up to 3gb now.

My question is this: Currently, Crucial does not offer 2gb sticks of ram for the macbook ports, but Samsung, OWC, and some others do. If I were to buy a 2gb stick of OWC ram and pair it with one of my current sticks of Crucial 1gb ram, would that be ok? Can I pair two sticks of the same type of Ram from different manufacturers?



macrumors 68020
Jan 27, 2007
It is my understanding that the MB and MBP use the same exact RAM. I haven't physically looked but I was told this on another board. I too am interested in swapping RAM as I bought a MB and a MBP and would like to put the pro's 2x1GB into the MB and then buy 2x2GB for the MBP. Can anyone confirm that they share the same RAM?


macrumors 6502
May 11, 2007
actually it can go up to 3gb and if you look somewhere around here, youl find a guy that upgraded it to 4gb total, being 4gb totally readable with the macbook