questions before buying a ram?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ricecook, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. ricecook macrumors regular

    ricecook

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    ok i have a 3rd gen black macbook 2.2 and im looking to upgrade the stock 1gb ram to 4gb ram my questions?

    1.dose brand really matter?

    2.will i notice a big diffrence getting a 4gb ram?

    3.about how many apps will i be able to run? i know it depends on the apps but like a estimate?

    4.will my battery eat up less power?

    5. will my temperature run a bit cooler?

    I looked up were to buy on this fourm and I saw DMS store for ram and this is what i saw.

    4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) EconoRam 200 Pin DDR2-667 PC2-5300 CL5 1.8V SODIMM (1 Year Warranty)

    this will do good for my macbook 2.2 its 100$ good deal or what? im not buying apple 800$ 4 gb ram

    this is my first mac and my first upgrade..

    thanks
     
  2. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, going to 4GB from 1GB will you a huge boost in performance. You won't regret it.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    1 Its worth buying from a reputable supplier, but the BRAND Crucial/Kingston isn't important.

    2.Yes

    3. More

    4. No, probably slightly more, but it won't be significant.

    5. No
     
  4. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Depends what applications your running really, I have 3GB and notice it occasionally when I have a lot going on, but I don't use anything that's very RAM intensive, if you do, you'll notice a boost.

    Providing CS3 and stuff like that isn't stuff you run, as many as you want. An advantage of having a lot of RAM isn't being able to run every application on your computer, that's just pointless.

    That is the correct RAM and yes Apple RAM is a rip-off.

    Make sure you have a small screwdriver.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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  6. ricecook thread starter macrumors regular

    ricecook

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    thanks all.. for the advice :D im ordering that 4gb..
     

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