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    can send me a link to a good memory upgrade for my macbook 13 inch aluminum?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakeboarderr77 View Post
    can send me a link to a good memory upgrade for my macbook 13 inch aluminum?
    Saying "PLEASE" may help as well! It's not we are a bunch of over-paid internet search slaves!!!

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    sorry guys my bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakeboarderr77 View Post
    can send me a link to a good memory upgrade for my macbook 13 inch aluminum? thanks
    C'mon guys, let's be polite and helpful.

    Here are the two best places to buy memory for your MacBook:

    1. RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com

    2. OWC

    Regards.

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    You didn't exactly say how much of a ram upgrade you wanted to do...but this 4 gig upgrade is probably what you need, and is the most economically sensible ram upgrade:

    4.0GB (2x2.0GB Kit) PC-8500 DDR3 kit for... (8566DDR3S4GP) at OWC

    Hope this helps,

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    thanks for the help chscag

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    yeah i didnt even really know what i was looking for i dont know anything about upgrading computers and stuff
    thanks pigoo3 i'll check it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    C'mon guys, let's be polite and helpful.
    Politeness is exactly what I'm referring to. It's typically polite to say "please" when asking others to help you with something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakeboarderr77 View Post
    yeah i didnt even really know what i was looking for i dont know anything about upgrading computers and stuff
    thanks pigoo3 i'll check it out
    A 4 gig upgrade is probably the most you want to do. If you did an 8 gig upgrade...the price would jump from like $87.99 to something like close to $600 bucks!

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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
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    yeah 4 should be good enough i dont need to be spending $400. do you think i would need an upgrade if i'm only using it for music, word documents, and web browsing though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakeboarderr77 View Post
    yeah 4 should be good enough i dont need to be spending $400. do you think i would need an upgrade if i'm only using it for music, word documents, and web browsing though?
    Personally I wouldn't upgrade a laptop for those activities.

    I have a MacBook with 1 gig of ram, and a MacBook Pro with 2 gigs of ram...and I do exactly what you mentioned, and I have never had any running out of ram issues.

    Now if you were talking having 8-10 applications open at the same...then maybe a ram upgrade would make sense. But then again, generally there's really not a need to have 8-10 applications open at the same time.

    If you have mail, Safari, iTunes, and Microsoft Word open at the same time you should be ok with 1-2 gigs of ram.

    Hope this helps,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    just upgraded my macbook
    Thanks to this forum and OWC, I just put 4 Gb memory and a 320 GB 7200 RPM hard drive in my macbook. It turned out to be a piece of cake!
    Took all afternoon to transer files from the Time Capsule to the new drive however.

    Thanks guys!!!!

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    sounds good pigoo3 thanks for all the help
    and i'll definitely say please next time sorry about that

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    I forgot to mention - I have read somewhere that 4 Gig of memory is about all you can put in the macbook. Presently, I use mine for Photoshop CS4 and it really appreciates the extra memory! I keep PS and Bridge and some other stuff open at the same time and everyting is running just great.
    I have a new 2.53/4 G mac mini on order, but, dang, this little macbook sure runs sweet and is very handy.

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