White Macbook RAM upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macandipodfan, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. macandipodfan macrumors member

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    I'm confused. I have 1Gb (2x512mb) of RAM in there now. I want to upgrade to at least 2GB of RAM. My question is, do I need to buy 2x1GB of RAM, or could I buy a 2GB stick and replace one of my 512MB sticks to make it 2.5GB? What about one 4GB stick by itself? I know the maximum I can have is 4GB. My Macbook is the early 2008 model.
     
  2. miiles macrumors regular

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    Crucial will tell you exactly what you need, you can download their program and it will check for you so you don't have to worry about not completely understanding it. :D
     
  3. macandipodfan thread starter macrumors member

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    Would this work? From what I understand, 1 2GB + 1 512 MB is still faster than 2x1GB.
     
  4. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    No get 2x1GB, matched pairs takes advantage of dual channel memory which is faster.
     
  5. miiles macrumors regular

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    +1

    But seriously, check out the Crucial scanner, you don't have to buy from Crucial (it is a completely trustworthy site) but it will tell you exactly what you can have.
     
  6. ring33 macrumors newbie

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    my macbook is similar to yours,i bought it march 2008. i found 2G memory is too small for it. my coworker has same issue( he has same macbook as mine) recently i upgraded it from 1Gx2 to 2Gx2. and it runs fantastic now.
    i think it's time to upgrade memory for macbook. ram is hell cheap now.
    you can get 4g ram below 40 bucks
    newegg
    zipzoomfly<- $25 for 4G :)
     
  7. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly-buy in matched pairs. Crucial is good. I find OWC (Other World Computing) is about
    the best deal around imo and who I bought my 4gb kit from.
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...early 2008 model, wouldn't that have come with 1x2 GB of RAM already?

    What is the model number listed under "about this mac"?
     

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