max ram installed? help on upgrading hard drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tha5150, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. tha5150 macrumors member

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    This is the mac i have. its the white one.

    2gb memory installed. is it possible to get more out of it?

    i need to find a cheap 160 + HDD for this also.

    any and all help is appreciated. i just got this off craigslist.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Why not read your own link?
     

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  3. tha5150 thread starter macrumors member

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    i have heard people put 2x 2gb sticks and the OS read 3.3 on some. this is why i asked. i am not sure of the specifics on any of this. this is my first macbook.
     
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  5. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Your core duo macbook only supports 2GB ram. A core2duo supports 3GB. You need 2x1GB 200pin ddr2 laptop ram, pc5300 or faster. Cheap, $25-35 on newegg.

    The hard drive is easy. Your MB supports 2.5in SATA laptop hdd, any maker. 500GB 5400rpm or 320GB 7200rpm is about $100 on newegg. Or you can get a WD MyPassport 160 for $72, and swap the hdd from that into your MB and vice versa. A 160GB hdd is about $55-60, and with free shipping on the WD, it saves you money if you didn't want to go bigger.

    Here's a guide for replacing your hdd and ram.
     

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