max ram installed? help on upgrading hard drive

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

  1. tha5150 macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2008
    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


    May 16, 2008
    Why not read your own link?

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  3. tha5150 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2008
    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.
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
  5. drichards macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2008
    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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