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    Crucial RAM upgrade

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    Crucial RAM upgrade
    Im looking at some Crucial RAM at Buy.com. It looks like the RAM has the same specs as the one listed on the Crucial website and costs about $30 bucks less after rebate. Can someone tell me if Im missing something or should I be fine if the specs match?

    Thanks for the help!


    Buy.com info:
    Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-5300 667MHz 200-pin DDR2 Notebook Memory - 112995

    Other site with same Crucial part #:
    Manufacturer Crucial TechnologyManufacturer Part Number 11299
    5Manufacturer Website Address www.crucial.com
    Product Type RAM Module
    Technical Information
    Memory Size 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
    Number of Modules 2 x 1GB
    Memory Speed 667MHz DDR2-667/PC2-5300
    Error Checking Non-ECC
    Signal Processing Unbuffered
    Physical Characteristics
    Form Factor 200-pin SoDIMMDimensions
    1.25" Width x 2.625" Length
    Warranty Standard Warranty Lifetime Limited

    Crucial site:
    2GB kit (1GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
    CT541093
    US $101.99

    Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
    Package: 200-pin SODIMM
    Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
    Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 CL=5 UNBUFFERED NON-ECC DDR2-667 1.8V 128Meg x 64
    2.625 in. by 1.25 in. (actually it says one is 1.18 high but says that can vary, so I dont think that will be an issue)

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    Crucial RAM upgrade
    Kash's Avatar
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    Specs:
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    Looks like it would work just fine for your Macbook Pro.

    Though if you wanted to skip out on wasting time with a rebate, I would suggest checking out Newegg. There's a really nice 2x1GB set for only $83.99

    G.SKILL 2GB

    June 2007
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    Crucial RAM upgrade

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I was going with Crucial because I'm not familiar with any of the other brands. But maybe I will check out that company as well.

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    ThePaintballGuy's Avatar
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    Specs:
    17" MBP 2.33Ghz, 3GB RAM, FinalCutStudio2
    How much memory will the MBP handle? I just ordered the 17 inch MBP w/3 gig but I will be using it for Video Editing (i also ordered the Final Cut Studio 2 edit suite). Just wondering.

    Josh

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    MacBook Pro 2,33GHz C2D 2GB RAM 256MB video + LCD Samsung 20" 206BW + Maxtor OneTouch III 500GB
    Installing more than 3 GB RAM on your MBP is actually a waste of money.

    There's some chipset limitation that makes your MBP access 3.3GB RAM at most. Although phisically it's possible for you to install 4GM RAM on your MBP (2X2 GB), you would be losing around 700MB due to it's limitation.

    That's why Apple is kind telling us that we can upgrade our RAM to 3 GB max.

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    I read a good review online last year in which the reviewer ran Final Cut on the Macbook (not the pro) and compared it with the G5, MBP and maybe a Powerbook. The Macbook did very well -- not having a separate video card didn't hurt it a bit. The MBP did even better.

    My current MBP has 1 gig of RAM and it does fine with Final Cut. I didn't notice any difference in rendering time compared to the G5, but I did notice that it took longer to export to quicktime movies -- about 2-3x longer. I think once I upgrade to 2 gigs of RAM, that difference will decrease if or will be eliminated completely.

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    Crucial RAM upgrade
    ThePaintballGuy's Avatar
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    Specs:
    17" MBP 2.33Ghz, 3GB RAM, FinalCutStudio2
    I wonder how well it will all work with the new version of Final Cut Studio2? I pre-ordered that and should have it by the 5th of next month.

    Josh

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    I don't know, but the previous Final Cut had already been written for the new Universal programming language or whatever it is. That is why it was running so well on the new machines.

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    To end this thread, I checked and the part numbers are the same for the recommended Crucial package and the Buy.com package. So they're the same.

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