MacBook RAM In Pairs?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bekabug, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. bekabug macrumors newbie

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    Can you put in one SO-DIMM and run the MacBook or do they have to be installed in pairs?
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Pairs aren't required. They do give a tiny speed boost, which is helpful to the MacBook since it uses shared main memory for graphics, and that's why Apple recommends pairs in the MacBooks.

    If you want real world numbers:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Memory_Benchmark/Apple_MacBook/

    ...and you'll notice that single (or unmatched) sticks are just fine, and in fact the speed difference is tiny.
     
  3. bekabug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks! :) i went with a 2gb matched kit from macsales.com.
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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