Mid 2007 Macbook - Which Memory

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  1. claimed4all macrumors 6502

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    My sister bought a Mid 2007 Macbook, about a week after leopard came out. She has been doing some video editing and with 1gb of ram, its a little slow. If I go to Crucial's website they tell me to buy 2-1gb sticks, but then I read elsewhere it maxes out at 3gb, so can I put 2-2gb DDR2 sticks and just recognize 3gb? (I am ok with throwing that 1gb away I paid for) Also, where is the cheapest place to get it now, newegg?
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    The idea of purchasing a 4GB kit in order to recognize 3GB is a good one.

    NewEgg is still a good place to buy and I like Old World also.
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    You will find lots of useful information in our RAM Guides here on MacRumors. :cool:
     
  4. claimed4all thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was looking for the guide, guess I did not look hard enough. So just to be clear, I will not see any adverse effects by sticking 2-2gb sticks when it will only see 3gb total?
     
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    As long as it's a mid 2007 model (core 2 duo) there will be no adverse effects. Mine is a first gen MB from 2006 and it can only accept 2GB max so I would have adverse effects :( but you're good to go.
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    GfulDedFan is correct, you should have nothing to worry about. :)
     

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