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    mixing up the RAM?
    Well, I am feeling like bumping up my macbook's RAM.
    When I first got it from the apple store online, I gave an arm and a leg to have apple upgrade my RAM from 1GB to 2GB.

    I do a lot of video editing, and I noticed that OWC has a 2GB module for around $48.

    Is it wise to have a 1GB stick of RAM from apple, and a 2GB stick from OWC? Or will things run smoother with two matched sticks ( two 1GB sticks) from apple.


    (I have the early 2007 model. the 2.16GHz)
    Macbook- 2.16GHz core 2 duo/2GB RAM/120GB Hard Drive
    iMac 20" Aluminum 2.4GHz core 2 duo/4GB RAM/250GB Hard Drive
    PC 3.5 GHz core 2 duo/8GB RAM/160GB Hard Drive/Nvidia GTX 275

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    as far as i know they are basically the same, i mean, RAM is RAM. just as long as the OWC brand RAM is the RAM designed for your Macbook configuration, everything should run smooth.
    2.2 GHZ 15.4" MBP with NVIDIA GeForce GT 8600 and 2GB RAM

    8GB iPod Touch

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    doing that though would result in the RAM not running in dual channel right?
    Macbook- 2.16GHz core 2 duo/2GB RAM/120GB Hard Drive
    iMac 20" Aluminum 2.4GHz core 2 duo/4GB RAM/250GB Hard Drive
    PC 3.5 GHz core 2 duo/8GB RAM/160GB Hard Drive/Nvidia GTX 275

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    No, it *should* run in dual channel up until the first 2GB are filled, then drop back to single channel. That's what the chipset supports; Apple may have chosen to lock that out somehow, but the chipset supports asymmetric dual channel operation.
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    MBP: 17" WUXGA/2.4/4GB/160GB 7.2K
    G4: Heavily modified Dual 533 DA

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