Is this a bit strange?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by southpaw17, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. southpaw17 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2007
    I just put my new RAM in my mbp ( a cd 1.83, not the best, but it was only 1300 refurbed from apple so I couldn't pass it up) anyway, I put the ram in and the computer was 512 mb, but instead of the two 256 mb sticks, there was only 1 512 mb sticks. Is this wierd?
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    I thought that the 1.83 MBP came with 512m of RAM, if you put in a 256 it will not register as you need matched pairs.
  3. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2005
    Twin Cities, MN
    No, Apple only ships it with 1x512 I believe.
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    First of all, synth3tik is incorrect--although matched pairs gives a speed boost to the MacBook, and a very slight boost to an MBP, both will recognize unmatched pairs just fine.

    That said, I'm not sure I'm following your question; you're saying that the MBP came with one 512MB stick as opposed to two 256MB sticks?

    If so, no, that's not at all odd. Apple ships MacBooks with matched pairs because of the integrated graphics (it benefits from the speed of matched pairs since it shares main memory), but the Pro doesn't really matter so it is available with either single or matched pair configurations. I, for example, specifically selected to get mine with a single 1GB stick so I could fill the other slot with a 1GB stick from a third party to max it out.

    Even if they DIDN'T sell it that way, though, you sometimes get oddball configurations with refurbs--they are previously owned machines after all.
  5. The Stig macrumors 6502a

    The Stig

    Nov 4, 2006
    On the track
    Not weird. It is better like that if you ever plan on upgrading to 1gb.

    Apple once gave the option for the MBP (or was it the Power book...) for 256mb*2 or 512mb*1.

    The Stig
  6. macjay macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2003
    It's the Macbooks that come with 2*256 on the 512 machines. The earlier MBP's always came with 1*512.

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