Ram for Macbook 2.16 Processor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by superman4388, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. superman4388 macrumors member

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    I have looked and researched what RAM to get. I'm pretty sure that my Macbook can handle 3.3gb of RAM.. I got it in August 2007..

    My questions is.. would it be better to get one stick of 2GB Ram and keep one stick of my 1 GB RAM? or would it be better to get 2-2GB of matching RAM?

    Is there a noticeable difference? and is it worth 20 bucks?

    here is the RAM i'm interested in:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231135

    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Get 2 x 2GB. It's always better to have matched pair.
     
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    If you've got the core duo, it will only take 2 gigs. A core 2 duo will use 3 and change.

    I had a 2.33 c2d MBP, and I put in a 4 gigs and a 7200 rpm hard drive; it made a night and day difference in how it ran.

    Yes, you only can use 3 and change of the 4 gigs, but you get a dual channel boost for all of it; it can make a noticeable difference for processor intensive applications, and ddr2 is dirt cheap right now.
     

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