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    RAM for MacBook and MacBook Pro

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    RAM for MacBook and MacBook Pro
    Hi just wondering,

    Are the latest versions of the MacBook and MacBook Pro compatible with any type of 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM RAM?
    Are the RAM modules interchangable between the 2 notebooks.

    Also, what is the difference between these 2? Are both able to run on a MacBook or MacBook Pro?
    This and this

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNapEl View Post
    Hi just wondering,

    Are the latest versions of the MacBook and MacBook Pro compatible with any type of 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM RAM?
    Yes. Some RAM is less likely to fail, but all RAM is generally created equal. Don't go for no-name companies that nobody's ever heard of, beyond that there's really no dramatic difference between the brands.

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    RAM for MacBook and MacBook Pro

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    i have 2 gigs of kingston and I love it.

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    Another Question, did you buy RAM modules that the manufacturer state were for apple products? or just generic ones for any laptop. thx~!

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    You don't need RAM that's specifically made for Apples, at least not on the newer machines like what you're talking about. The MB and MBP will take any 200 pin, PC5300/5400 (667MHz) DDR2 SODIMMs (up to 3GB in the MB-or 2 if you believe Apple-and older MBPs, 4GB in the newer MBPs).

    Either of the kits you linked to will work in a Santa Rosa-based (2.2GHz or 2.4GHz ONLY) MBP. They will not work in a MacBook, or in the older MacBook Pros, and Mushkin makes good RAM.

    However, so does OCZ. And Fry's (half-decent local reseller that bought outpost.com) has one heck of a deal on 4GB kits of OCZ RAM right now.
    http://shop4.outpost.com/%7Bh7viax+Z...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    You won't find a better price on a 4GB kit of quality 667MHz DDR2 laptop RAM. Though, if you prefer to look somewhere else, check around Newegg (as you've already done) and www.macsales.com The OWC (Macsales) RAM is good, as is Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, Mushkin, OCZ, and Patriot. Transcend is another brand that's been good to me. I wouldn't stray from those brands, but if you want to, find something with a lifetime warranty. That's usually a good indicator of quality.
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    Thanks very much Geeky

    Quote Originally Posted by Geeky1 View Post
    ... Either of the kits you linked to will work in a Santa Rosa-based (2.2GHz or 2.4GHz ONLY) MBP. They will not work in a MacBook, or in the older MacBook Pros, and Mushkin makes good RAM...
    So those RAMS i linked would not work on the MacBook.
    How abt the 2x1GB that comes default with the New MBP? Will I be able to port them over to the New MB?

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    The RAM out of the MBP will work in the MB no problem, yes. However, apparently the MB will take 3GB. It's not supported by Apple, and I don't know if there are any stability issues (though I'd be shocked if there were; the chipset in the MB is designed to handle 3GB), but you could pick up a 2GB stick and use that in the MB along with one of the 1GB sticks.
    MCCCXXXVII
    Notebook RAM Buyer's Guide- How much, what type, what brand, where to buy, etc.
    MBP: 17" WUXGA/2.4/4GB/160GB 7.2K
    G4: Heavily modified Dual 533 DA

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    Alrighty then. Thanks for all your feedback..

    Can't wait to get a MBP
    *rubs hands with glee...*

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    Hi sorry to pull out this thread again. Didn't want to start a new thread.

    The Apple support site shows that 4 GB can be installed but only 3GB of RAM is addressable in OS X. Is that true? Or is it just outdated?
    Link Here

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    For the old MB (old being 'up to the one released today') and MBP (old being 'up to the ones released in June, the Santa Rosa models), yes, it's true.

    However, the latest MB (today's) and the SR MBPs address 4GB just fine:
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    Wow you sure are quick. Thanks very much! Appreciate it.

    Btw if you dun mind me asking, wad brand of RAM are you using?

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    RAM for MacBook and MacBook Pro

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    MBP: 17" WUXGA/2.4/4GB/160GB 7.2K
    G4: Heavily modified Dual 533 DA

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    I'm thinking about upgrading to 4GB of RAM for my SR MacBook Pro. My fiance has the most recent 2.16 GHz MacBook (not the SR ones released today). If I do upgrade my RAM, will I be able to install my 2 1GB sticks in her MB, thus giving her an upgrade as well? She currently only has 1 GB of RAM, which I'm assuming is 2 512 MB sticks.
    -- Unibody 15.4" MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz Core2Duo Penryn, 250 GB HD, 4 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 9400M & GeForce 9600M GT w/ 256 MB) --
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    Yes, you can stick your RAM in her computer. And yes, hers ought to have 2 512s.
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    Notebook RAM Buyer's Guide- How much, what type, what brand, where to buy, etc.
    MBP: 17" WUXGA/2.4/4GB/160GB 7.2K
    G4: Heavily modified Dual 533 DA

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    im gonna roll with crucial when i get my pro

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