Macbook: Which memory should I get?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SloopJohnB, May 16, 2009.

  1. SloopJohnB macrumors newbie

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    Hi people!

    I have a whitebook nvidia and I wanna give its RAM a little boost. I'm considering getting 4GB of DDR2 800MHZ RAM. The problem is, which brand and memory should I get? I'm divided between kingston KVR800D2S5/2G and kingston KVR800D2S6/2G. I guess the KVR800D2S5/2G has a better latency because of the number '5' instead of '6' like the other. However, if you check newegg.com you'll see that KVR800D2S6/2G has actually better reviews from buyers than KVR800D2S5/2G... So, which one should I get??
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Both will work fine. Chances are, you'll never notice the difference between CAS 5 and 6 latency..
     
  3. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    I just upgraded my 13.3 MacBook's Ram, I bought it from newegg.com paid $45 shipped and got 2x2 This was the 4gb memory kit Mac Approved item KTA-MB667K2/4G

    It went in perfect and works perfect, never had an issue.
     
  4. relativist macrumors regular

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    Hold on, which Macbook do you have? If you have the nVidia one, make sure to get 800MHz RAM. With the Intel Macbook 667MHz is ok.
     
  5. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    I am not sure if you meant which one do I have , nut mine has the Intel GMA X3100 in it. So if the poster has the nVidia then that would be different byt either way I'd say Kingston and newegg are a good choice
     
  6. amabo macrumors member

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    Any sort of increase you notice / can detail about? I'm debating on whether or not it's worth it to drop $45 on RAM. If you could also link to the sticks you bought on Newegg, that would be great! I'm using a nVidia white macbook as well.
     
  7. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    Just to be clear I have the Intel GMA X3100 graphics, but I didn't wait to long to bump my RAM up, I went from 1gb to 4gb, I am sure it runs smoother and faster overall. The sticks I got were a kit and Mac approved. This is a cheap way to enhance the performance for sure. I don't normally open too many windows, but the more you open and keep open the more you will see it work better, I use Photoshop Elements mainly.
     
  8. relativist macrumors regular

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    I'm not asking you which MB you have, but the OP. It's to late for you anyway you bought the Ram already! :p No worries though, since it's the Intel Macbook you have the right Ram. Anyone with an nVidia white Macbook should get 800MHz Ram, as it's confirmed working.
     
  9. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Technically, both are Intel Macbooks, just one has the nVidia powered chipset while the other is an Intel chipset.
     
  10. leman macrumors 604

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    Wow, that is a bunch of misinformation....

    For plastic MacBook, get DDR2 667 RAM

    For alu MacBook, get DDR3 1066 RAM

    As simple as that...
     

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