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    Adding RAM to MacBook - Need Advice
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    Adding RAM to MacBook - Need Advice
    I have been reading other posts and I think I have everything right but please let me know if anything is wrong. I'm ordering more RAM memory for my MacBook (2d gen). Here are the spec for it currently:

    MacBook
    2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1GB (2 x 512MB) 667 MHz DDR2

    I am upgrading the RAM to 2GB (1GB x 2) from Crucial. Here is a link to the actual kit I'm buying. The other one that I was thinking about buying was the Kingston kit (link). However, the price difference made me go with the Crucial ($47.99 vs. $70).

    What do you guys think? Is this the correct choice? Thanks in advance for the help.

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    Adding RAM to MacBook - Need Advice
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    holden636,

    Crucial is good RAM, so I'd say you are making a good choice. Have you considered going to 4GB? If you can afford the difference, your Macbook performance will be the better for it.

    Noel

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    Adding RAM to MacBook - Need Advice
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    Actually, your Macbook can support up to 3GB. The (SR) Santa Rosa models can support 4GB.

    "However, third-parties have discovered that "pre-Santa Rosa" MacBook models equipped with a "Core 2 Duo" processor will work with 3 GB of RAM (those with a Core 2 Duo processor released prior to November 1, 2007) -- which requires a 2 GB module and a 1 GB module."
    "This "mismatched" configuration will modestly compromise performance of video-related tasks but likely will be of interest for users who primarily use the system for CPU and memory-intensive tasks."

    "Other World Computing has posted detailed test results comparing the performance of the MacBook configured with matched and mismatched memory." http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/faq/macbook-how-to-upgrade-ram.html

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...007-specs.html

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other.../53IM2DDR3GBK/
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    Adding RAM to MacBook - Need Advice

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    Any known brand will do the job, just don't settle for a weird brand RAM.

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    Adding RAM to MacBook - Need Advice

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    I have just installed 2 x 2Gb of Kington RAM in my macbook, and everything seems to be running fine - so far.

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    Adding RAM to MacBook - Need Advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noels View Post
    holden636,

    Crucial is good RAM, so I'd say you are making a good choice. Have you considered going to 4GB? If you can afford the difference, your Macbook performance will be the better for it.

    Noel
    Thanks. I was going up to 2GB only because that's all I thought I needed. I'm not currently having any problems with the 1GB currently installed and I don't download any music or video piles on this computer (have a Dell PC for that). I was more so upgrading the RAM for precautionary measures. I recently got Photoshop (although still haven't figured out how to use it) and didn't want it to slow my computer down in the future.

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    Adding RAM to MacBook - Need Advice
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    Also - Thanks to all of the repsonses so far.

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    Adding RAM to MacBook - Need Advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambaud View Post
    I have just installed 2 x 2Gb of Kington RAM in my macbook, and everything seems to be running fine - so far.
    Am abt to do similar upgrade to my older machine. 2.0Ghz Duo Core version. system came with 2 x 256MB. Can I just purchase 1 x 2GB and install to the machine? (my machine support max to 2GB only) tks.

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    Adding RAM to MacBook - Need Advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaMan View Post
    Am abt to do similar upgrade to my older machine. 2.0Ghz Duo Core version. system came with 2 x 256MB. Can I just purchase 1 x 2GB and install to the machine? (my machine support max to 2GB only) tks.
    Yes, just make sure to buy a matched pair.
    http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upgrades.cfm?model=248
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