RAM question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by elcid, May 29, 2007.

  1. elcid macrumors 6502

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    I looked through previous posts but didnt find anything that really answered my questions.

    I am pretty set on getting 2gb for my Mac Book. My main question is should I just by a 1gb stick, or do a proper upgrade and get two 1gb sticks of same make and model. Anyone out there know if there is a lot to gain from having the same equipment?
     
  2. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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    I'm confused, you already have a GIG in there?
     
  3. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    If you got your MacBook with 1GB in it then it'll have two 512MB sticks in it. If you get a 1GB chip, you'll have to remove one of the 512MB sticks giving you 1.5GB in total. Running unmatched memory also affects performance a little. While this doesn't have much of an effect in most applications, since the GMA950 graphics card in MacBooks use the RAM as their own memory, 3D graphics gets a significant power loss.
    To go to 2GB, you'll have to get 2x1GB chips and replace both of your 512MB chips.
     
  4. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    If you already have one gig in there and it's a macbook, then it is two 512MB sticks in which case to get 2GB you would have to buy two 1GB memory sticks.

    Edit: beat me to it oops.
     
  5. elcid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that makes sense then. That makes the decision process a lot easier. Thanks for the fast replies
     

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