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    Has anyone used this in a white MacBook?

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...L%20TECHNOLOGY

    Is it any good?

    I live quite close to NCIX and it would be convenient to pick it up there.

    Would it be a noticeable upgrade from the stock 1GB included? I am trying to decide if I should get a bigger hard drive for all my "imported DVDs" (You know what I mean), or if I should get more RAM?

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    The upgrade to 3.3GB (the max a Macbook can support) would be quite significant. I haven't personally used the Crucial stuff (Mine is this stuff: Link) but it made a big difference going from 2gb to 3.3GB.

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    Actually, Santa Rosa Macbooks support 4GB of RAM.

    MacBookMe, that RAM will work just fine in a Macbook. Going by your other thread, I'm assuming you'll be sticking this RAM in a brand new Macbook, so you will definitely be able to use all 4GB.

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    Ah, go me. I keep forgetting the new guys take 4GB.

    Now I feel inadequate with my 3.3GB.

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    Don't worry, I'm with ya. I wish I could get 4GB, this 2GB is starting to feel slow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    Actually, Santa Rosa Macbooks support 4GB of RAM.

    MacBookMe, that RAM will work just fine in a Macbook. Going by your other thread, I'm assuming you'll be sticking this RAM in a brand new Macbook, so you will definitely be able to use all 4GB.
    Yes, I'm getting a new Macbook in about mid-July.

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    Hello,

    the current lineup of MacBooks are running the latest 800mhz FSB Core 2 Duo and I noticed the RAM they are using is DDR2 667mhz. Is it possible to swap them out with DDR2 800mhz memory modules? The reason being to get a 1:1 ration for FSB and RAM clock. Would it not give a little more speed or is it locked down at 667mhz? Also would it benefit the GPU since it will now share the RAM at a higher clock speed or is the GPU also limited to 667mhz?

    If the speed increase is possible, would this be a good candidate?

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter_m View Post
    MacBooks are running the latest 800mhz FSB Core 2 Duo and I noticed the RAM they are using is DDR2 667mhz. Is it possible to swap them out with DDR2 800mhz memory modules?
    Peter

    last year, while researching, looking for a portable, on a vista dell with the mighty intel Santa Rosa chip set i bought installed the faster ram. the faster memory was remained clocked at 666mhz, the oem speed. seems a bios tweak would be necessary.

    i recently updated my macbookpro from 2 to 4g, only 666mhz product tho, bought the stuff from newegg.com because i like their fast reliable delivery. didnt notice a big increase in speed but the VMWare virtual machines (10.5.3 + ubuntu + xp) run more reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter_m View Post
    Hello,

    the current lineup of MacBooks are running the latest 800mhz FSB Core 2 Duo and I noticed the RAM they are using is DDR2 667mhz. Is it possible to swap them out with DDR2 800mhz memory modules? The reason being to get a 1:1 ration for FSB and RAM clock. Would it not give a little more speed or is it locked down at 667mhz? Also would it benefit the GPU since it will now share the RAM at a higher clock speed or is the GPU also limited to 667mhz?


    Peter
    Yeah, they lock it to 667MHz. The new iMac takes 800MHz SODIMMs though. I would imagine we will see the speed bumped to 800MHz in the next revision of the MB/MBP, but that is just a guess.

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