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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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