Where and what Memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cram108, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Cram108 macrumors newbie

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    Currently I have a Macbook 2.0ghz Intel core duo with only the original 512 MB RAM, BUS speed 667Mhz. I am looking to upgrade my memory as I would like to speed things up as it has been slowing as of late. It works fine as far as the sytem goes and I really do not have any trouble with anything just looking to add some more memory. Now the question I have been looking for Memory and obviously from apple it's a bit pricey, but when I look otherplaces it just gets to damn confusing. Can anyone please recommend a site that is worthy of ordering from and also I am unsure of the exact RAM that I should be ordering I have 2 slots up to 2GB. What are the proper requirements I should look for?

    Thanks
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Just visit Crucial.com and use their memory advisor tool to locate and buy the proper RAM.

    It's that easy. :)
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You may find [guide]Understanding Intel Mac RAM[/guide] useful.

    But the other posts are sensible, except that its not PCS-5300 its PC2-5300 or PC-5300 (they are the same).

    You also need a 200 pin SODIMM rather than a 240 pin DIMM.
     
  5. John01021988 macrumors 6502

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    I just bought my ram from crucial.com. Its great ram, great value and a well-known company, therefore you getting great support in case anything goes wrong. I bought a 2GB stick for 75$ + free shipping. I highly recommend it. If you want from other brands and cheaper, visit macsales.com or macmall.com. They offer great ram sticks as well.
     
  6. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    My mistake, you're totally right. It's PC2-5300 you're going for...

    To the OP, here's a link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231116
     
  7. Charliekid21 macrumors regular

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    i just bought this like 20 minutes ago
     
  8. Cram108 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    under my system profile it says DDR2 SDRAM, but you guys have mentioned SODIMM whats the difference?
     
  9. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it's sweet. Popped it into my MB, upgraded from 1 to 2 gigs...very nice.
     
  10. chewietobbacca macrumors 6502

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    SO-DIMM is for notebook memory

    SDRAM is synchronous dynamic random access memory which is what all desktop's and notebooks pretty much use today
     

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