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    Upgrades on a MA700LLA, ram and HDD.
    Ok so I've had my white macbook for some time now. He's got 1.5gb ram after one stick died a stuffed back in the original ( I KNOW THIS BAD). I also have the stock 80gb HDD in it.

    Crucical's ram selector says it only supports 2gb of ram but I have read else where that you can put more in it (up to 4gb), can anyone tell me how much it can support?

    For HDD's im looking at the Western Digital Scorpio Black WD1600BEKT ( 7200rpm 160gb 16MB cachw and sata 3gb). I know the machine is 1.5gb but wd says it is backward compatiable with 1.5gb so i think this will work but I read in a review that some guy says his machine doesnt have the power to support a 7200rpm drive anyone know about the macbooks?

    I have a MA7000LL/A White MacBook from mid 2006 running 10.5.5

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    The Western Digital drive should be fine in a macbook. I have the exact same drive in my Mac Mini (also has 1.5 gb SATA), and the macbook is certainly capable powering for a 7200 rpm drive. I bought mine on newegg for 70$ with free shipping Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Black WD1600BEKT 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Notebook Hard Drive - Laptop Hard Drives. As far as a I know the Macbook Core duo's from mid 2006 only support 2 gigs of ram, you would need a core2duo to get 3 gigs or more.

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    it is a core 2 duo.. I picked it up right after they switched to core 2 duos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stal1n77 View Post
    The Western Digital drive should be fine in a macbook. I have the exact same drive in my Mac Mini (also has 1.5 gb SATA), and the macbook is certainly capable powering for a 7200 rpm drive. I bought mine on newegg for 70$ with free shipping Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Black WD1600BEKT 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Notebook Hard Drive - Laptop Hard Drives. As far as a I know the Macbook Core duo's from mid 2006 only support 2 gigs of ram, you would need a core2duo to get 3 gigs or more.
    That's not exactly a good deal. Considering you can get double that for 89-99 dollars and at the same speed.

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