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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?

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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
    So, I've read around, and have seen what people are buying, but what seems to be the best 2GB (2*1GB) RAM for the Macbook for the best price? My budget calls for something under 90 dollars (Is that enough?).

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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    I have ordered Corsair from Newegg and still waiting for it. Here is the link.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145157

    You can click "Laptop Memory" link to bring you to other choices. Other bought G.Skill or Crucial. I suppose they are all ok. Just check the one within your budget.

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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    I wasted my money on apple ram.... BIG mistake.

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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    This is the one I have gotten for myself and recommend to everyone else:

    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB)

    When you add in shipping, it comes out to $84.98, just under your budget of $90

    June 2007
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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    This is the one I have gotten for myself and recommend to everyone else:

    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB)

    When you add in shipping, it comes out to $84.98, just under your budget of $90
    same thing here.... amazing price difference though. i bought my sticks for 99$ each 7months ago
    2.4ghz Unibody | Hitachi 320GB 7200 | 256MB 9600gt

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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?

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    I got 2GB (1GBx2) of the Kingstons about 3 weeks ago for $99 with a $10 rebate. Needless to say I never managed to send the rebate in. At least shipping was free.

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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    I got mine from Apple. I've heard it's best to waste money when you're young so that you get the pleasure of working many years past your expected retirement.
    iMac - 2.4 C2D - 4GB RAM | MacBook - 2.0 C2D - 2GB RAM | AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    don't get ocz.... on xbench the results arent much better than the stock 512 ram rom apple....

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    i just ordered my 2 gigs from crucial. it was around $80

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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    I just bought this ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146123

    My question is, will i know have 1 GB of RAM or 1.5 GB of RAM? I have a second generation MB, 1.83 ghz intel core 2 duo with 512MB RAM. Will the new RAM replace the 512 I already have, or will it be in addition?

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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    The Macbooks come with two RAM slots. Most likely you have two sticks of 256MB, so you'll have to take one out to put in your new 1GB stick. So you'll have 1.25GB of RAM in total if you decide to leave in one stick.

    June 2007
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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    The Macbooks come with two RAM slots. Most likely you have two sticks of 256MB, so you'll have to take one out to put in your new 1GB stick. So you'll have 1.25GB of RAM in total if you decide to leave in one stick.
    Appled wesbite says i shouldnt run with uneven ram...Any thoughts? Would it be better if i just ran on the 1 gb ram vs the 1 gb and the 256 mb?

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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    It has to do with the dual channel issue. To tell you the truth, there's really no benefit to running memory in dual channel mode compared to single channel. All the benefits people spout are from synthetic benchmarks, which don't translate into real world benefits.

    You could always give both scenarios a try. Run it with 1.25GB and if you seem to be having some stability issues, yank one stick out and run it as 1GB. Though I should warn you, getting a "feel" for stability isn't an objective test. What's most likely going to happen is that you'll "feel" as though one way is more stable when in reality both are working exactly the same. In my personal opinion, stick with 1.25GB until you decide to upgrade to 2GB.

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    2.2GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 120GB hard drive, 2GB RAM, 15" widescreen... pretty basic.
    Kash recommended the G Skill RAM, so I ordered it from Newegg. I would highly recommend it. Shipping was quick and painless and the installation was relatively simple. I rarely ever shut my computer down, but for the two or three times I did shut it down, I noticed it started up much quicker with 2GB of RAM. Programs don't bog down so much anymore and my processor runs, on average, 2 to 3 degrees cooler than usual.

    Of course, the gain was instantly noticeable going from 512mb to 2GB, and I'm sure gains would be noticed even with upgrading to 1,024mb.

    Edit: At the price I paid ($90 with fast shipping), I'd say the 2GB purchase would be prudent.
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    So What 2GB RAM has everyone around here been getting?
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    just picked up patriot 2gb dual channel for $86.47 at frys....
    good deal for me....

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