from what i understand, it's best to have RAM installed in matched pairs (2x256, 2x512, etc.), but is it really bad to have unmatched pairs? i ask, because i am probably going to be buying a refurbished rev. a macbook that comes with the stock 2x256 RAM, and i want to upgrade it. my dilemna is that i can't really afford to upgrade it to the full 2GB all at once, and i don't want to do an upgrade to 2x512 because then i'll be wasting even more RAM once i upgrade to 2x1024. so what i'd like to do, if it wouldn't be extremely detrimental, is buy one single 1024 stick at a time, giving me 1.25GB for a while, until i eventually upgrade the other stick and have 2GB. so, would it be bad to do this?