upgradeing ram

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trev, May 28, 2007.

  1. trev macrumors 6502

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    ok... so if I have 512mb of ram in my macbook, could I buy another 512 and upgrade the computer myself? Can the user upgrade it by unscrewing the plate on the bottom? how many slots are there? how many are taken up?

    basically, I've got 512... I want 1Gb.. how do i do it. Thanks,

    Trevor
     
  2. maccam macrumors 6502a

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  3. maccam macrumors 6502a

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  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    If you want 1GB+ of memory you will need to add a 1GB dimm or two 512MB dimms. The MacBook comes standard with two 256MB dimms (there are only two slots for RAM). So just adding one 512MB dimm will only give you 768MB of RAM. :)
     
  6. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    Oh!!! that reaks, why does apple do that!?!
    Now the OP has to buy two 512MB chips. :mad:
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Having two dimms of RAM (both of the same amount) gives a slight performance boost since the memory runs in dual-channel mode. :)
     
  8. jng macrumors 65816

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    and you beat me by a minute LOL.
    My first inkling for more simple things is to go to Apple. I use ifixit for HD replacement guides, etc though. But yes, color is better.
     

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