which RAM should i get for my macbook?

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  1. superspud macrumors regular

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    ok i know this topic has been beat to death but i was doing several searches and i havnt found an exact answer.

    i have a 2.16 ghz macbook so if i get 4 gigs it will only recognize 3.3 of that... i think im just going to upgrade to 3 gigs total as opposed to the 4, i dont think the extra .3 will help all that much...

    anyway, thats besides the point....

    what kind of ram do i need? im not forking over the cash to get apple brand, but will regular notebook memory work or do we need a certain type? on newegg they have "apple memory" that is a bit more expensive than regular notebook....

    what are the numbers and specs or whatever for the RAM i need? im looking to get a single 2gig stick...

    THANKS!
     
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    Other World Computing has some nice benchmarks to help you determine whether you should go with a 2+1=3GB or a 2+2=4GB config... linky

    Basically their conclusion is the 2+2 config is has a very slight advantage but not enough to make it worth the difference in cost.

    I myself went with the 2+2 as I was able to use my previous 1+1 as "hand-me-downs" to upgrade my wife's MacBook .. two upgrades in 1!

    Oh and sorry, just make sure to read through the reviews to see what other Apple users have said re: the upgrades. Make sure you see at least some success stories that reference the MacBook. I know Crucial and Kingston both work well. Not so sure about Kingston ValueRAM or other brands. Good luck!
     
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    Oh wow thanks! That link really helped me out.
     
  7. superspud thread starter macrumors regular

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    ditto, thank you sir!!
     
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    nice, thanks for the input!

    (what are micron chips?)
     

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