RAM upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Chanowitz, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Chanowitz macrumors member

    Chanowitz

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    I have a macbook C2D and I want to upgrade my ram and i want to know the maximum limit of ram that i can put into my machine
     
  2. JWBear macrumors newbie

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    what is the best site to buy RAM from?

    I don't mind paying a little more for peace of mind

    thanks
     
  3. DaveWonders macrumors regular

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    2 best bets are macsales.com with their OWC brand and also newegg.com . Depending on the day and exactly what you're looking for one will beat out the other.
     
  4. coumerelli macrumors 6502

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    crucial.com. I just bought 4GB (2x2) for my MacBook. I've bought ram from them for 5 years. Powerbook, G4 MDD, iBook, various Dells, and now MacBook. You can usually get a slight break if you buy it from NewEgg.com - it's crucial ram with about 5-10% discount.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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  6. JWBear macrumors newbie

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    great thanks for the links..

    Do you guys have a link for a how-to install RAM on a MacBook?

    I heard it is fairly easy to do but I have never cracked open a case on ANY computer (desktop or laptop, PC or Mac)

    If you open the case does it negate your warranty?

    Is it a good idea for a novice (me) to attempt this or ship it out to Apple? I assume Apple stores don't upgrade hardware?

    Thanks so much for your responses!
     
  7. logana macrumors 65816

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    You don't need to open the case - just take out the battery and then the L shaped bracket - does not invalidate warranty - hard disks and RAM are user-upgradable parts.

    5 mins tops - just remember to push the new chips right into the sockets (if you can't see white lines on your fingers for 5 minutes afterwards then yu did not push hard enough)

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303721
     
  8. bdj33ranch macrumors regular

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    Also you need a Phillips 00 screwdriver. This is a bit unusual size and smaller than you will find in most of the typical mini-screwdriver kits. I found mine at Radio Shack. And I re-emphasize that you have to push the new memory module in HARD.
     
  9. krye macrumors 68000

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  10. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    OWC has solid RAM.
    Crucial is a bit more expensive I find, but I've seen less complaints with them.
     

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