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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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For whatever you need (ram & hard drive)...you can go to these guys:

OWC

Hope this helps,

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