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ok so i have the original macbook with 2ghz and 120gb hard drive. but, the mac only has 1gb of ram. my question is can i upgrade the amount of ram to get better performance out of my mac and if so what should i put in it and where should i purchase it?

P.S. sorry if this a noob question
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Can you give more info for your Macbook?
There were 3 different 2.0 GHz models...

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it was the very first to come out in black.
intel core 2 duo
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Apple specs; http://www.apple.com/macbook/intel.html
1GB (two 512MB SO-DIMMs) of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300); two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB

I would recommend this...
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other.../53IM2DDR4GBK/

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what exactly would this do and would i lose any of my info already on my computer?

and thank you for your help
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You wouldn't lose any info at all. I'll see if I can find the install procedure for the Macbook.
I very good article on ram...
http://www.computermemoryupgrade.net...rformance.html

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the older core 2 macbooks only support 2 Gigs
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it was the very first to come out in black.
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Yes, but his info was for intel core 2 duo... That's why I asked for more info.
http://www.apple.com/macbook/intel.html

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Quad104, This is the first Macbook.
http://support.apple.com/specs/macbook/macbook.html#top
And this is what you said you had...
http://www.apple.com/macbook/intel.html

Let's be sure as to not get the wrong ram... Double check your specs on your Macbook please?

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to be honest im not completely sure which one of those two, but im 95% sure its the second one. i got in in january of 07.



heres my 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 (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
SMC Version: 1.13f3
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Yes, but his info was for intel core 2 duo... That's why I asked for more info.
http://www.apple.com/macbook/intel.html

If not, back to the beginning!
All Core 2's are Duos... There's the Core Duo and the Core 2 Duo.

Go here and you can find the exact ram you'll need for your machine... It'll also tell you how much your machine can handle and if you'll benefit from matched pair installation:

http://www.crucial.com
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Installing RAM on a Macbook is very easy and takes about 2 minutes.

You should see a good performance increase from 1Gb to 2Gb!

MacBook Pro unibody 2nd gen (2.53C2D, 4Gb, 320Gb WD Scorpio Black), 16Gb iPod Touch, 32Gb iPhone 3Gs, 160Gb Apple TV, iPad 3G 64Gb
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You have the intel core 2 duo, so we were right the first time.

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then does that mean it will support more than 2gb of ram?
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You only going to be able to put 2Gb in it. The extra gig will be a huge performace booster though
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