White Macbooks Support 800mhz RAM???

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  1. iHackz macrumors newbie

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    Howdy,

    i just bought my White Macbook (Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M) in early May, 2009... (I know the new models just rolled out, and I am bummed :() But I have a question on RAM for the Macbook.

    I have been doing some research and saw that people are saying my model can take 800 MHZ DDR2 RAM, I am looking to upgrade and I am curious if I can go this route. I want the best bang for my buck with this computer because in the fall I will be using it for school and I have to use VMware for Visual Studio.

    Below are 2 links, one from another posting here (I searched around and found), and the other is what I am considering to buy.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=651330

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220312

    I really want to go this route but I need clear cut answers if this does indeed work, and 800 MHZ DDR2 White Macbooks out there lol? Thanks...
     
  2. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    The new one, that was just released with the 2.13ghz processor supports 800Mhz ram..
     
  3. fcamilleri macrumors member

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    800mhz ram still exists?

    i think 2 gig ram is hella slow.....
     
  4. Kat King123 macrumors regular

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    i havent tested it but yea it works just 800mhz ram works just fine with your macbook for some reason apple just said 667mhz:rolleyes:
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Understanding Intel Mac RAM - Mac Guides

    800Mhz should work just fine.
     
  6. iHackz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand that... I bought mine a few weeks earlier so I have the 2.0 processor, are you implying that I shouldn't buy it? The posts below you seem to say I can...

    I just want to make sure, as I am brand new to the whole mac scene.
     
  7. iHackz thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    You can buy it, and it will fit, it will just clock itself down to 667..
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The current 2.13 GHz P7450 WhiteBook supports 800 MHz officially.

    Supposedly you can just clock up the older 2.0 GHz P7350 model by just installing DDR2-800 RAM.

    I've found that most Macs will clock down appropriately to slower speed RAM in a pinch. (e.g. 667 -> 533 MHz) With RAM prices today it's rare that you'll need to do this. Then again I do have 4 GB of DDR2-667 already. Maybe I'll get a new Macbook for Christmas.
     
  10. iHackz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that info.

    I just don't want to screw up my Macbook... I'm kind of "iffy" only because I read rumors on it and was curious if anyone has one like mine with 800 that is working perfect (clocked at 800).

    I think I am going to go ahead and bite on it because it seems as though I can't really lose... I'm still a little scared!
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I wouldn't worry too much. I'd get my RAM from OWC.
     

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