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I bought 2 GB of Kingston RAM for my macbook....but I don't know how to put it in....i didnt buy from Apple so they probably wouldn't help me right?

The back of the package gives easy 3 step instructions.

I guess my question is: Is there anyway I can mess this up and should i go for it ? I"m not exactly sure how....and im not sure if i should play and try to do it myself....
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It is sooooo easy... you'll be done in 5 minutes. Very very simple. Just follow Apple's direction given in the link below.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303721
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It is sooooo easy... you'll be done in 5 minutes. Very very simple. Just follow Apple's direction given in the link below.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303721
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this article says that it you can only install up to 2GB RAM

is it possible to install 4GB so i dont have to pay the extra $850 for the 4GB RAM setup from apple directly.
Or is that the only way i can get 4GB RAM in my macbook

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this article says that it you can only install up to 2GB RAM

is it possible to install 4GB so i dont have to pay the extra $850 for the 4GB RAM setup from apple directly.
Or is that the only way i can get 4GB RAM in my macbook
The article is just old. You can install up to 4GB in newer MacBooks.

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can you please give me a link to where i can buy the 4GB RAM sticks that will fit in the macbook im about to buy from mac.com

im really new to macs and dont want to buy some RAM that wont fit. and then have a brandnew macbook on the way and 4GB of RAM that wont fit and be stuck with the 1GB RAM that comes stock :p

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Here you go. These guys usually have the best rates, that I have seen anyway.http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/MacBook/DDR2/

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I'm no expert but I have read that you should not put more than 3GB ram in. Just an observation.

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I'm no expert but I have read that you should not put more than 3GB ram in. Just an observation.
Where did you read that? Just curious because the Apple website shows that MacBooks go up to 4GB.

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Here you go. These guys usually have the best rates, that I have seen anyway.http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/MacBook/DDR2/
Does that memory work for a macbook? If so, why the heck would Apple charge $700+ for 4gb of ram (if you upgrade your macbook thats what it says).
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crucial.com has decent prices on memory

basically you need ram thats PC2-5300 or PC2-5400. my white 2.2ghz macbook is using 4gb of ram made by OCZ company and its PC2-5400 ram (what ever that means)

basically there is no difference between 5300 and 5400
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Does that memory work for a macbook? If so, why the heck would Apple charge $700+ for 4gb of ram (if you upgrade your macbook thats what it says).
Yes they have memory for all apple computers. Well most anyway. The page I referenced in the link was the macbook ram.

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Where did you read that? Just curious because the Apple website shows that MacBooks go up to 4GB.
I see that they say 4GB for their new macs. It may be different for the older ones though. Here is a link to their support page listing 2gb...Apple techs told me for my macbook core duo 2.0 only to use 2gb..http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303721

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