MacBook noise after upgrading Crucial RAM

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  1. Loudwater macrumors regular

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    I upgraded my MB (the latest SR one) with a 2GHz RAM bought from Crucial. But ever since that, I felt the machine creates more of those "zip" noise than before, i.e. the CPU noise when I open an app. Is this common??
     
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  3. Loudwater thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes... I thought the installation was very simple.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It is. Could you have accidentally let some dirt or something into the machine?
     
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  6. Loudwater thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would assume that's the reason... was just wondering if anyone else had the similar problem after installing the 2G RAM from Crucial...
     
  7. rogair macrumors member

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    It's probably all in your head. If you want to satisfy your curiosity, then put in the old RAM and listen for the 'zip'. If it disappears, then you can blame the RAM. If not, then you have other problems (computer-wise :p)
     
  8. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Do a little experimentation and then come back.
     
  9. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

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    First, i just want to say that this is not a problem per se. The buzzing noise is inherent on all c2d processors, and even the core duo. Im sure its been talked about plenty, but its got to do with the power management in the proc. theres nothing wrong with it, its just annoying.

    I would try some of what was mentioned, and see what happens. I know crucial makes very cheap and overall reliable ram, but some of the sticks i've seen have been very poorly manufactured.
     
  10. opiumwillows macrumors newbie

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    All in our heads?

    I thought I had exactly the same problem and noticed CPU whining/buzzing after I upgraded with Crucial.

    I just try my old Apple RAM though and the noise is there anyway- it actually stops if I unplug the power cable so it must have something to do with that? Maybe it's the 240V we have in England or something- I notice that my plug sparks if I plug it in with the power already switched on at the socket so Apple probably haven't pain too much attention the 240V system... I'm just guessing though!
     

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