Warning: Stupid Macbook memory question

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  1. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: (be gentle with me....serious knowledge deficit here)

    Okay, so my new Macbook will come with 1GB of memory. I need to up that to 2GB for the programmes I will be using, but will probably go for a total of 3GB because the prices at Crucial (Europe) are so cheap.

    But....my options on Crucial are:
    (a) 1GB
    (b) 2GB (2 x 1)
    (c) 4GB (2 x 2)

    Where is the option to buy a 2GB stick? :confused:

    If I have only two slots how can I end up with 3GB with the above options?

    Help?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You might want to look for a single 2 GB stick and go for 2.5 GB.
     
  3. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I don't know if the websites are different, but on America's page for Crucial, there is a 2GB stick for sale. Are you just searching for Apple ram? That could potentially cause a problem.
    Also my advice to you. I just bought a 2GB stick today for that same reason.
     
  4. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks you two, appreciate the replies. These were the options coming up on the Crucial Europe site, maybe I should just look elsewhere to get the 2GB stick option??
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I see a single 2 GB stick there. :confused:
     
  6. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: :eek: Where? :eek: :eek:
     
  7. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    scroll down the page. There are 4 other products, one of which is 1x2GB

    edit: I don't know if there are better places to shop online for Europe, but I just picked up a 1x2GB stick of RAM today for the equivalent of €17.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Here you go. It might be cheaper elsewhere though. Here in the US Crucial's prices are a tad bit high.
     

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  9. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My cheeks have turned sizzlingly red .... thank you for not laughing at me, or displaying any degree of exasperation at all....you are a good and kind person. And I am very stupid.

    Based on that info will definitely now shop around! Many thanks, appreciate the help.
     
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    :) Now I feel really bad that a kind person had to draw a picture for me with an arrow - you're a star, thank you!
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's ok!

    I half expected Crucial not to offer it at all!

    I just got a new spiffy program to do that. I wanted to try it out!
     
  12. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I saw through that link that you were looking for RAM specifically for the macbook. It could possibly save you lots of money if you didn't look for just RAM that says that it's "Apple compatible." Remember, after Apple's switch to Intel chips, the RAM is the same as PCs. As long as it's 5300, 667mHz laptop RAM, it will work for sure. You might also see it called PC2-5300 or just PC5300, but it's all the same.
    Good luck finding some RAM. And don't necessarily go after the brand names because all RAM will do the exact same thing.
     
  13. DCJ001 macrumors 6502

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    I received and installed 4GB today. I haven't done any serious testing yet, but everything is good so far:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231135

    You can install 3GB by getting a 2GB stick and a 1GB stick. But 4GB doesn't cost that much more.
     
  14. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's brilliant advice, thank you so much. Will start my memory hunt again, only this time armed with some knowledge - thanks again.
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Take note it's Europe.

    I want that RAM now. Free shipping!
     
  16. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately, newegg.com does not ship abroad.
     
  17. Tefret macrumors newbie

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    I went for Kingston Ram and I only paid $48 (Canadian) for each 2gb stick. They work perfectly. But I also got it through our companies Wholesaler. So I'm sure I saved a couple dollars that way. Definitly shop around!
     
  18. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that looks a great deal. Unfortunately they're U.S only sellers....so my search continues.
     

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