Ram for Macbook 2.16 Processor

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

  1. superman4388 macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2006
    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:

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Get 2 x 2GB. It's always better to have matched pair.
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    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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