Why you should upgrade your refurb to 4GB...

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  1. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Nope, not another memory management thread. :eek:

    So I had ordered my 4GB upgrade from OWC and when I finally got around to installing it in my new refurb blackbook, something seemed very weird to me. My "original" two 1GB chips had a white residue on the chips, including the pin connections. Do Apple techs cleanse parts that would leave a white residue on the components during repair/refurbishing? Could this be due to any other reason?

    **No longer cautious...just a lubricant

    I'll try to post pics tonight or tomorrow to show exactly what these look like.

    Oh, and since putting in the 4GB, Safari seems snappier ;)
     
  2. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I have read of the white residue before. It is a lubricate and it's supposedly used to aid the ram installation.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    ^ Confirmed - it is a lubricant and standard Apple practice
     
  4. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

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  5. lamerica80 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes they use lubrication, it makes it easier to penetrate the RAM into the tight little blackbook.
     
  6. GoGoPoCoSo macrumors newbie

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    Wow.
     
  7. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

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    Well, since my blackbook is experienced, it was quite easy to penetrate with the upgrade chips :eek::eek::D
     
  8. Qwest905 macrumors 6502

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    yeah mine was a virgin so it was a little rough at first to put it in
     
  9. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  10. lamerica80 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple especially recommend lube when inserting a new, LARGER, hard drive.
     
  11. faxao macrumors regular

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    LOL :rolleyes:
     

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