MacBook RAM In Pairs?

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

  1. bekabug macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2008
    Can you put in one SO-DIMM and run the MacBook or do they have to be installed in pairs?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    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:

    ...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

    Feb 9, 2008
    thanks! :) i went with a 2gb matched kit from
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby

Share This Page