mid 2007 macbook ram (to buy 3 or 4)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ETID, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. ETID macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
    hey I've got a pre SR macbook and want to up the ram. I'm aware my macbook will only support up to about 3.2/3.3 gb of ram but I'm just wondering the best way to achieve this.

    1) Buy a 2gb stick and a 1gb stick. This would be cheaper and less wasteful.

    2) Buy 2X2gb sticks and let the macbook recognise 3.2 of it. The only reason I'm thinking of this is just because in my searches everyone is agreed that ram should be in matched pairs but seems wasteful.

    Will this REALLY make a difference to me? I use Logic Pro, Parallels and just general stuff.
  2. msjones macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2007
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    My brother has the same MacBook as you, and I have the late 2007 version which supports the full 4GB.

    We bought 4 2GB strips of Kingston from play.com and the match pair does seem to make a difference in mine and in his. Before he was running a samsung 2GB and a crucial 1GB.
  3. ETID thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
    Thanks. Will probably go for the 3gb option since its about £45 from crucial, whereas 4gb is £55(with the £5 off).
  4. Carnivor macrumors regular


    Feb 24, 2008
    I have the late 2007 MB, i just got 4gb for it, upping it from 1gb, and what a difference!!

    A definate must!!!
  5. MacDaddy08 macrumors regular


    Feb 13, 2008
    Dont over load your memory in your Macbook. If it only supports 3GB dont put 4GB in it. It is a waste of money and could cause problems. The 2GB plus 1GB stick is a good option. If you really want to upgrade the speed of the Macbook, after you go to 3GB of RAM then upgrade to a 7200 RPM hard drive. It makes a huge difference.
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    In general it's always a good idea to check out our RAM Guides here on MacRumors when any RAM-related questions arise. :cool:

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