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    Ram Upgrade for Macbook5.1 ???
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    Ram Upgrade for Macbook5.1 ???
    Hi

    I'm a PC musician looking to upgrade my rig but can't afford my iMac just yet. Will be purchasing Logic Studio and East-West Quantum Leap Pianos to install in my Macbook, hence i will be needing to upgrade RAM 2-Gigs and an external USB hard-drive 1TB. Question is is it possible to upgrade the Macbook 5.1 with additional memory?

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    Ram Upgrade for Macbook5.1 ???
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    Note: Moved to appropriate forum. A RAM upgrade doesn't have anything to do with Music, Audio and Podcasting.

    A little light reading about upgrading the RAM, incl'g a video, links to Apple on how to do it and links to sites where you can obtain the appropriate RAM - link.
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    Ram Upgrade for Macbook5.1 ???
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    Apologies for the incorrect forum, thanks bob the link was helpful. I assume i would need to go to a Mac store to purchase and upgrade the 2x1-Gig modules in place of 2x2-Gig modules to reach 4-Gigs ? When upgrading do the module specs need to be the same, DDR-3 SDRAM ?

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    Ram Upgrade for Macbook5.1 ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicmad View Post
    Apologies for the incorrect forum, thanks bob the link was helpful. I assume i would need to go to a Mac store to purchase and upgrade the 2x1-Gig modules in place of 2x2-Gig modules to reach 4-Gigs ? When upgrading do the module specs need to be the same, DDR-3 SDRAM ?
    No you do not. You find the RAM that you need from a third party retailer, IE. NewEgg, Amazon, etc.

    In this case I would try out OWC aka MacSales. It doesn't have to be an online retailer it could be local, however you usually find better deals online.

    Just look up RAM and pick your model and it will tell you what you need. From there you can buy from them or find something similar else where.
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    Ram Upgrade for Macbook5.1 ???
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    Went to my local Mac store and priced up some modules.. was offered 4-Gigs of Kingston DDR3-SDRAM for 90, is that a fair price?

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    Ram Upgrade for Macbook5.1 ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicmad View Post
    Went to my local Mac store and priced up some modules.. was offered 4-Gigs of Kingston DDR3-SDRAM for 90, is that a fair price?
    Don't want to sound mean but, research the price online.
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    Ram Upgrade for Macbook5.1 ???
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    Did what you said and found Kingston 2-Gigs of DDR3 online at $48.55. x2 for 4Gigs = $97.5. Did the conversion in to euro = 75. I've been ripped 15. well thats business..

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