RAM Upgrade Advice

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SaturnStrobe, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. SaturnStrobe macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Wanting to upgrade the RAM on a 2009 white unibody macbook and was looking for advice from anyone who has experience with this. I think 2x2GB will be enough, could you hit me up with some links for the best/cheapest options and also let me know how easy hard it is. Is it just a case of unscrewing the bottom case, unplugging old and plugging in new?
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    8GB kits are cheap nowadays. U can check Newegg or Amazon. Very simple to swap sticks.
  3. SaturnStrobe thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2010
    That doesnt really help at all to be honest. I know 8GB is cheap but 4GB is even cheaper and on Apple support it says max memory for this macbook is 4GB (dont know if thats accurate but 4GB is plenty for whats getting done on this laptop).

    I want to check basically is it SODIMM:


    Or DIMM:


    I should be getting as it says the memory for this mac is Double Data Rate Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (DDR SO-DIMM) format. I know its SODIMM but just want to clarify as the hyphon is throwing me off lol Dont want to accidently order the wrong one like a right idiot.

    My Next question is the RAM states PC3-8500 DDR3 1066 MHz Type RAM, do I have to get 1066MHz RAM for it to be compatible or is for example PC3-10600 1333MHz compatible and is it better in anyway like larger processor speeds are faster? For Example...




    P.S. I cant order from Newegg in the UK so just been looking on Crucial

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