New Here, questions about upgrading RAM on my new MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by carutamakinara, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. carutamakinara macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyone,

    I just took the plunge and bought my first ever MacBook yesterday. (used from a friend)

    I was curious if there were a simple way to find out if I can upgrade my RAM or if it is already maxed out. Additionally is it fairly easy to pop some more ram into a macbook by yourself? At the moment it appears to have 2GB installed.

    Thanks Alot!

    CK
     
  2. Surely Guest

    Surely

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  3. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    how old is the machine? latest specs are DDR3 and the machines capable of using 8Gb? i think, open system profiler, the ram should be listed as either DDR2 or DDR3

    as for how much exactly for either machine look everymac.com
     
  4. sml238 macrumors regular

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    i recently upgraded my ram to 4gb and my hard drive to a 7200 rpm 500gb.

    but the ram is very simple. you can literally pop off your bottom plate, pull out the ram, and put the new ram in. you boot up and its ready to go. it takes 5 mins.

    i went with this crucial ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148191

    and you lucked out, just about 3 weeks ago i payed $100 for this ram haha
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

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    Fool proof way is to download and run the Crucial RAM scanner. It tells you the RAM currently installed and how much more you can put in.
     
  6. carutamakinara thread starter macrumors newbie

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    right on, thanks guys. i checked out crucial, looks like I can hold two separate 2GB sticks of ddr2, guess i'll have to shop around a bit.
     

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