New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Macbook - Macbook - Yuuuummmmmmy


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
celtictricky

 
celtictricky's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 06, 2007
Location: Edge of the Cotswold (Just next to Liz's Gaff!!!)
Posts: 80
celtictricky is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro, 2gb, 250gb HD

celtictricky is offline
I've just aquired myself a nice black macbook.

Its only got 512mb ram, so would like to get this upgraded as I have been told it will make the biggest difference.

Where in the UK is the best place to do this, and also how much Ram can I install?

What cost can I expect it to be?

Thanks in advance

Celtic
QUOTE Thanks
eric

 
eric's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 04, 2006
Location: twin cities, mn, usa
Posts: 8,801
eric has a reputation beyond reputeeric has a reputation beyond reputeeric has a reputation beyond reputeeric has a reputation beyond reputeeric has a reputation beyond reputeeric has a reputation beyond reputeeric has a reputation beyond reputeeric has a reputation beyond reputeeric has a reputation beyond reputeeric has a reputation beyond reputeeric has a reputation beyond repute

eric is offline
someone else will surely be able to answer this better than i, but i just wanted to say congrats on the new macbook and welcome to the forums!

Please participate in our Member of the Month polls. Every vote counts! And remember to use the user reputation system!
["Dear Homer, I. O. U. one emergency donut. Signed, Homer." - Note by Homer Simpson]
QUOTE Thanks
RNDdave

 
RNDdave's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 04, 2006
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 1,055
RNDdave is a jewel in the roughRNDdave is a jewel in the roughRNDdave is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Alu MacBook | iPod Classic | iPod Shuffle | iPad2 (3G)

RNDdave is offline
I think the max RAM you can install in a Macbook is 2GB (which would require you to discard your existing RAM)

1GB is about £65 for branded stuff from ebuyer.com.

I use this company frequently for PC stuff and they are pretty good. Some of their value stuff can be a real steal - prices are much lower than the high street stores - but unfortunately some of the bargain stuff is cheap for a reason! When it comes to RAM - it is probably better to get a branded make rather than save a few quid on the value stuff - however in this case (as of writing) 1GB of branded stuff is actually a few pence cheaper than the same size value stuff.

Anyway - congrats on the purchase - I've just bought a white MacBook - A little unhappy in the beginning but I'm loving it now.
QUOTE Thanks
celtictricky

 
celtictricky's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 06, 2007
Location: Edge of the Cotswold (Just next to Liz's Gaff!!!)
Posts: 80
celtictricky is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro, 2gb, 250gb HD

celtictricky is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by RNDdave View Post
I think the max RAM you can install in a Macbook is 2GB (which would require you to discard your existing RAM)

1GB is about 65 for branded stuff from ebuyer.com.

I use this company frequently for PC stuff and they are pretty good. Some of their value stuff can be a real steal - prices are much lower than the high street stores - but unfortunately some of the bargain stuff is cheap for a reason! When it comes to RAM - it is probably better to get a branded make rather than save a few quid on the value stuff - however in this case (as of writing) 1GB of branded stuff is actually a few pence cheaper than the same size value stuff.

Anyway - congrats on the purchase - I've just bought a white MacBook - A little unhappy in the beginning but I'm loving it now.
Many thanks for the feedback. Yes, 120 quid for 2Gb of ram is not bad at all - Do you think it will make a difference to the machine. I do find it a little slow, especially when using iPhoto (Which has about 5000 pictures in it!!)

Very pleased with it indeed at the moment - but it does take a little getting used to and having been a windows user for a number of years, everything in my gaff is pc based.....so for example I cannot seem to connect to my Printer Server.....or cannot seem to figure out how to map drives.....but its all a learning curve :-)

Celtic
QUOTE Thanks
walkerj

 
walkerj's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 13, 2005
Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Posts: 1,186
walkerj is just really nicewalkerj is just really nicewalkerj is just really nicewalkerj is just really nice
Mac Specs: 13" Macbook Pro 2.26Ghz Unibody 4G RAM 160G HDD Superdrive

walkerj is offline
You'll find a world of difference with 2G of RAM. Mine has only 1G, but it's pretty snappy even with non-universal stuff like Photoshop. I demand quite a bit from it running multiple browsers, Photoshop, iTunes, and some other apps all while using multi-desktops. It chugs along fine. At some time in the future I'll go up to 2G, but for now it's great! 2G will make the most out of a fine machine.

And congrats on the purchase. I have a white one while I got my wife a black one. I'm only slightly jealous of it, but she LOVES it! Besides, my white Macbook matches my white Apple bluetooth wireless keyboard, Mighty Mouse, iPod, headphones, external monitor, external monitor DVI-VGA adapter....power brick; you get the idea.

Oh, to map drives go in finder to the Go menu and select 'Connect to Server'. If you're wanting to map a windows or samba share, type in smb://nameofmachine (or smb://ip.address.of.machine) you want to connect to in the resulting dialog. It should give you a box that has the shares available on that machine and the ability to authenticate if necessary. Select the share you want to map, and it should show up on your desktop just like your hard drive, except it'll have that internet-y icon. To disconnect, drag it to the trash.
QUOTE Thanks
celtictricky

 
celtictricky's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 06, 2007
Location: Edge of the Cotswold (Just next to Liz's Gaff!!!)
Posts: 80
celtictricky is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro, 2gb, 250gb HD

celtictricky is offline
Thanks for your comments guys.

I have ordered 2Gb of ram this morning from Ebuyer, so I hope to have the machine zipping along in no time :-)

Regarding the mapping - yes I have found the connect to server, and indeed the share does appear on the desktop. But, when I reboot I have to connect again....which is ok, but a bit of a pain.

Regards

Celtic
QUOTE Thanks
walkerj

 
walkerj's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 13, 2005
Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Posts: 1,186
walkerj is just really nicewalkerj is just really nicewalkerj is just really nicewalkerj is just really nice
Mac Specs: 13" Macbook Pro 2.26Ghz Unibody 4G RAM 160G HDD Superdrive

walkerj is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by celtictricky View Post
Thanks for your comments guys.

Regarding the mapping - yes I have found the connect to server, and indeed the share does appear on the desktop. But, when I reboot I have to connect again....which is ok, but a bit of a pain.

Celtic
Simple solution to that problem: don't reboot. A fairly high percentage of Mac users don't bother with shutting them down, but rather put 'em to sleep. You're mapped share should be there waiting for you once it instantly comes back to life. That's what I do. I'll reboot about once a week maybe for the Macbook, but back when I had a desktop Mac Mini I kept it up for weeks at a time, only shutting it down when Software Update required a reboot.

I don't think my wife has rebooted hers since she first turned it on, come to think of it. It's sleeping in the bedroom with the cats right now :p
QUOTE Thanks
Noxian

 
Noxian's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 17, 2006
Posts: 542
Noxian is a jewel in the roughNoxian is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.2ghz, 3GB, 250GB - 16GB White iPhone 3G - 2nd Gen 1GB Shuffle

Noxian is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by walkerj View Post
Simple solution to that problem: don't reboot. A fairly high percentage of Mac users don't bother with shutting them down, but rather put 'em to sleep. You're mapped share should be there waiting for you once it instantly comes back to life. That's what I do. I'll reboot about once a week maybe for the Macbook, but back when I had a desktop Mac Mini I kept it up for weeks at a time, only shutting it down when Software Update required a reboot.

I don't think my wife has rebooted hers since she first turned it on, come to think of it. It's sleeping in the bedroom with the cats right now :p
Make a alias to the network share in your start portion of your user account, I would give your a more descriptive answer but I am at work right now on a PC
QUOTE Thanks
celtictricky

 
celtictricky's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 06, 2007
Location: Edge of the Cotswold (Just next to Liz's Gaff!!!)
Posts: 80
celtictricky is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro, 2gb, 250gb HD

celtictricky is offline
Well I've orderd the 2Gb, and it will be here on Tuesday.

Is it easy to fit - or should I expect any problems?

I'm really hoping that it does make a BIG difference - its not that great when using multiple apps at the moment, so fingers crossed!
QUOTE Thanks
jram

 
jram's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 08, 2005
Posts: 472
jram is a jewel in the roughjram is a jewel in the rough

jram is offline
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303721
QUOTE Thanks
StevenH

 
Member Since: Jan 05, 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Posts: 215
StevenH is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: White Macbook (refurb), 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo, 2 GB Memory, 60GB HDD

StevenH is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by celtictricky View Post
I've just aquired myself a nice black macbook.

Its only got 512mb ram, so would like to get this upgraded as I have been told it will make the biggest difference.

Where in the UK is the best place to do this, and also how much Ram can I install?

What cost can I expect it to be?

Thanks in advance

Celtic
Hi Celtic. I'm exactly the same as you - got myself a tasty new(refurbished) Black Macbook today! My first thoughts were also exactly the same as you; to upgrade the RAM.

However, I decided against Ebuyer. The last few orders with them have been either late or I've had to return them. Saying that, they do great deals and I hope yours are fine! Post on here and prove me wrong!

I went for Orcalogic myself who gave me a price of 120.50 for 2GB including express delivery. It should be arriving on Tuesday!

The instructions on the Apple site (thanks jram) seem easy enough - I can't wait!
QUOTE Thanks
slashjunior

 
slashjunior's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 08, 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 205
slashjunior is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive, 80GB Video iPod (Black)

slashjunior is offline
My MacBook has 1GB of RAM. Is upgrading to 2GB as simple as opening it up and sticking an extra 1GB in? Or do I have to take the existing memory out and put in one stick of 2GB of RAM?

Thanks, Dave.

EDIT: Sorry, scratch that. Just saw the link above to the Apple website which answers all my questions. I have got this bookmarked now. Thank you very much.
QUOTE Thanks
brrmac

 
Member Since: Feb 14, 2007
Posts: 2
brrmac is on a distinguished road

brrmac is offline
I am considering purchasing a MacBook for my daughter who will be attending university this fall. If I end up with a refurb that needs more memory, I just want to be sure I understand the memory upgrade process.

I looked at the instructions to install memory, it says for the best performance that 2 sticks of equal size should be used. Does this mean for a machine that has 1GB that there will be 2 512M sticks from the factory? So, in order to upgrade to 2GB, the 512M sticks would be throw away?
QUOTE Thanks
Stretch

 
Stretch's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 13, 2007
Location: Central New York
Posts: 4,779
Stretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD

Stretch is offline
Right. You'll need 2 1GB sticks for 2GB.

Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

Currently running OS X 10.10
QUOTE Thanks
Amen-Moses

 
Member Since: Apr 25, 2003
Location: The home of the free and the land that did for Braveheart.
Posts: 1,301
Amen-Moses is just really niceAmen-Moses is just really niceAmen-Moses is just really niceAmen-Moses is just really nice
Mac Specs: 24"iMac, 15"MB-Pro, MacBook, G4 iMac, PM G5 2x2Ghz, G4 iBook & Some PCs

Amen-Moses is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by brrmac View Post
I am considering purchasing a MacBook for my daughter who will be attending university this fall. If I end up with a refurb that needs more memory, I just want to be sure I understand the memory upgrade process.

I looked at the instructions to install memory, it says for the best performance that 2 sticks of equal size should be used. Does this mean for a machine that has 1GB that there will be 2 512M sticks from the factory? So, in order to upgrade to 2GB, the 512M sticks would be throw away?
They wouldn't exactly be "throw away". The same RAM is used in virtually all laptops nowadays so if you or another family member has a laptop you can use the RAM in it.

Amen-Moses
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« New iBook - 39Gigs full - of 40gigs! WTF?? | External Monitor noise »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
19 Days with a Macbook Pro b.hicks Switcher Hangout 23 03-01-2010 12:49 AM
MacBook impressions - trip to store kaidomac Schweb's Lounge 24 10-14-2007 01:45 PM
Question about Memory Card Reader on Macbook markw10 Apple Notebooks 3 05-03-2007 04:40 PM
MacBook Review from a New Owner. My 2 Cents. itsdaydrmer Schweb's Lounge 5 12-08-2006 04:54 AM
The "Mod your MacBook" thread kaidomac Apple Notebooks 50 07-11-2006 08:49 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?