URGANT - RAM Ordering Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Micrll, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Micrll macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    I'm ordering my first Mac Today
    I'm getting the Black Macbook stock for the most part + applecare.


    Should I spend the $157 extra (student price) and upgrade my mac to 2gb of ram.

    Im looking to have this computer possibly last 4 years, since its sooo expensive.

    Im thinking it might be worth it as i have a tendency to open a ton of applications at one.

    My windows desktop normally has
    3 windows of firefox 10 tabs each
    word (2 copies)
    all open at once.

    on my pc here it has 1gb and it handles all that fine but from what I have read its better to feed os x the most you can give it.

    Should I go for the 2GB?
    Additionally should I be fine with integrated graphics if im not gaming on this laptop.

    Jeez I hope im making the right decision buying a macbook / mac in general its just so darn expensive.
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    $157 for 2GB RAM from Apple? I thought it was way more than that. For that price, go for it, you'll want it eventually. My MacBook has 512MB RAM and if I have a few apps open it sucks.
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I would go ahead and boost it to 2 GB...that's not too bad of a price considering that they do the installation and it all gets covered under AppleCare. You'll be needing lots of RAM for what you want to do.
  4. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    of course 2gb for $157! go for it
    btw URGANT is spelt URGENT not with an A :rolleyes:
  5. Micrll thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    Yes I think I decided I will...

    Also Another quick question.

    My parents are helping me pay for my laptop so they want to charge it to their credit card. How do we go about ordering it this way? Will it affect the student purchase?

    Should I also get the free printer?

    EDIT: Just Called Apples Sales Line, they can conference in my parents to get the billing info and have it shipped to me.
  6. amacgenius macrumors 68000


    Aug 3, 2005
    Buffalo, NY

    Since when was UGRANT a word?

    I'd get my RAM from Datamem.com.
  7. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Give him a break .. he doesn't have a Mac yet. It's not easy to spell-check in most Windows browsers. ;)
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Your credibility takes a hit when you misspell the misspelling. ;)

    I second the recommendations of both OWC and DMS...both are terrific companies.
  9. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

    Jun 4, 2005
    New York, NY
    great... we got a switcher, but not one of the brighter ones ;)
  10. Micrll thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006

    ..............................:p :p :p
    really...I'm a tired Freshman CS major in college that sucked at spelling all during Elementary School.

    I have firefox 2.0 with the inline spell check, it doesn't spell check the title field for some reason.

    Well I ordered!!!! :D :D Backbook with 2gb of RAM
    Its more than I wanted to pay but I don't care at this point :cool:
    I'm finally getting a mac..........

    Anyone got some good freeware applications I should look for that are not on this list

    THANKS ALL for your help!
  11. Karpfish macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2006
    certainly get the apple ram. You get 2x512 stock. so to get 2gb you need to get 2x1gb, which is like 200 bucks at the cheapest. also if you get the apple ram they cant hassle you about the ram upgrade

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