I'm sorry but thats rubbish. The MB or MBP will run absolutely fine with a single SO-DIMM. The benchmarks give better stats for 2 * 512mb rather than 1 * 1GB but it's a small percentage increase, and I doubt you would ever notice it in the real world, except for high end stuff......something that the MB was not designed for anyway.FFTT said:You only have 2 RAM slots, and half of your RAM feeds each side of the dual core
i didn't know that...FFTT said:It won't hurt anything to run that way, but if you start putting higher demands
on your systen, you might end up with uneven RAM distribution glitches.
I honestly don't know how to explain it properly, but running matched pairs is the way to go on these new dual core motherboards.
Yes, you can get it cheaper somewhere else, such as Newegg. In fact, you can get 2 x 1GB of Crucial from them for around $238.MattDell said:I see that crucial only charges $290 for 2 1GB sticks of RAM for Macbook. Is there a downside to just going that route?
Yes, you can use a single stick, but you won't get as good of performance as if you were running two sticks. Having two identical sticks allows the memory to run in dual-channel, which increases performance.smythson said:I see all these threads but here's another question:
Can I go ahead and buy two one-gig ram chips at seperate times or will that muck up the system? Like buy one now and one in three months, I heard they need to be the same in the Kit.