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Hello everybody,
I'm hoping that you guys will be able to me. I'm trying to figure out what kind of RAM my computer can upgrade with (I want 2 GBs cos that's the highest my computer can upgrade). My boyfriend is insisting that I can use this: Corsair Apple 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz SODIMM Memory at TigerDirect.com

My specs are as follows:
Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook1,1
Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
Memory: 768 MB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz

I've looked around at other forums and I noticed that everybody is throwing 2 sticks of RAM into their computers. My boyfriend doesn't think that this is necessary and just says 1 will do. Is this true and why or why not? I also noticed that the RAM he chose (see the link above) says PC5400. The RAM I currently am using is PC2-5300. Is there a difference because they both say DDR2 and what is this difference? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Your boyfriend showed you the wrong type of memory. For starters, you need two 1GB sticks, not a single 2GB stick. PC2 5400 should be fine, but you should stick with PC2 5300 just to avoid any possible problems.

Here's what you need: G.Skill 2GB (2x1GB)

While your machine will run just fine on 1GB of memory, you really should upgrade to 2GB. The difference is very noticeable, especially if you run a lot of programs at once. I too started with 1GB on my machine and soon upgraded to 2GB, and then I maxed out my machine at 3GB. Each upgrade was totally worth it. I'm actually thinking of upgrading my desktop from 4GB to 8GB.


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Thanks, I'll let him know!
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