Question about memory for new macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gadgetgirl85, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

    gadgetgirl85

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    Sorry, I have looked in several places for this answer but I just wanted to clarify. How many slots are in the new macbook? If I wanted to buy a 2gb memory stick, would I only have 3GB of memory or 4?
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    2 slots. 1GB + 2GB would give you 3GB. I think you get the best performance from matching sizes, but I can't find where I read that.
     
  3. budkid macrumors regular

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    In the new macbook, there is 2gb of memory(2x1gb). If you add a 2gb stick and take out 1gb of memory, you would have 3gb worth of memory.
     
  4. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

    gadgetgirl85

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    I can't really afford two sticks of memory. Would it still run ok with a 1 and a 2?
     
  5. budkid macrumors regular

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    You could a run a 2gb and 1gb...no problem.
     
  6. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    If you wait a few months it will be much cheaper. If you don't need it right now then wait a bit.
     
  7. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    You could run 3GB, but I wouldn't bother. Wait until you can afford
    matched pairs.
     

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