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    Feb 03, 2011
    Macbook RAM upgrade
    Hi, I am new to this forum and hoping you can help!

    I have a white 13" 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo Macbook, the model is A1181, and I am hoping to upgrade the RAM and hard drive. I'm not sure what brand of RAM to get, I see some advertised as Apple RAM and charge more, but they have the exact same specs as the cheaper 'non-Apple' RAM. What's the deal? Am I able to go with the non-Apple RAM and have no issues? I'm looking at this Kingston RAM in particular. Also, the hard drive is way too small, so I was looking at getting a nice 500gb 7200RPM drive, but all the drives I find run at 3 GB/s, and the link speed on the Macbook is only 1.5. Will that be an issue, or will the hard drive just run at the slower speed? I am looking at this Seagate drive.

    Here is some more information if you that is of any assistance. Thanks in advance!

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook2,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
    SMC Version (system): 1.13f3
    Serial Number (system): 4H649E81WGL
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F234F72F
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

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    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    For whatever you need (ram & hard drive) can go to these guys:


    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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