Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Zillicah, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Zillicah macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2009
    I'm looking to upgrade my aluminum macbook RAM to 4GB. Where is a good place to buy it from. A place that has quality RAM, and quality services/support.
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Crucial, you can always check NewEgg for lower price.
  3. Zillicah thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2009
    What company does crucial get their memory from? Or is the memory made strictly by Crucial?
  4. Kyeris macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    Somewhere in Texas
    Crucial makes their own memory. I've purchased ram from Newegg and OWC (http://macsales.com/) and both have worked fine.
  5. Zillicah thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2009
    I don't have the right tools to unscrew the small screws in my laptop and I don't want to risk breaking the computer while upgrading the RAM. So, can Apple upgrade the RAM for free if I have apple care?
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Go out and get the screwdriver dude. Apple aint going to do that unless you buy the RAM sticks from them.
  7. rye9 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    I'm no mechanical genius, but I can assure you that installing new RAM isn't difficult at all. I got my RAM from crucial.com; had no problems with it and would definitely recommend them. Great site for finding which RAM you need, too. And then assuming you have a screwdriver, the installation process is simple, especially if you follow instructions a) in your Mac's manual or b) on ifixit.com

    Just make sure you really snap it in there (you may think you're forcing it in)... because at first I didn't do it enough and the RAM fell out after a day or so.
  8. abuwadie3 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    Hi all,
    im having a couple Ram issues myself...i have the old 2 gen Macbook 1.83 512 mb 667mhz 60gb...Cannot install leopard being that i only have 512 for memory (2x 256)...Went to the apple site, found the correct Ram for my macbook for upgrade, and it seems that i am able to upgrade to 2gb (2x1gb)...but the prices are too high @ apple...went to best buy bought (2x1gb) for much cheaper (kingston), installed them...but not working..macbook wont turn on..am i doing something wrong? im using pc 2 5300 20 pin 2x1gb kingston memory which is Mac compatible...or does this old macbook not handle 2gb of ram like apple site shows?...thanks in advance for the help.

    here is what the apple store recomends ..very expensive though:

  9. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    listen. you aren't the first person to want to upgrade your RAM.

    go to google.com
    go to crucial.com

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