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 - mixing up the RAM?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
JeffBookPro

 
JeffBookPro's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 09, 2007
Posts: 155
JeffBookPro is on a distinguished road

JeffBookPro is offline
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
QUOTE Thanks
rianm7

 
rianm7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 03, 2008
Posts: 107
rianm7 is on a distinguished road

rianm7 is offline
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
QUOTE Thanks
JeffBookPro

 
JeffBookPro's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 09, 2007
Posts: 155
JeffBookPro is on a distinguished road

JeffBookPro is offline
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
QUOTE Thanks
Geeky1

 
Member Since: Jul 14, 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 589
Geeky1 is a jewel in the roughGeeky1 is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: See Sig...

Geeky1 is offline
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.

MCCCXXXVII
Notebook RAM Buyer's Guide- How much, what type, what brand, where to buy, etc.
MBP: 17" WUXGA/2.4/4GB/160GB 7.2K
G4: Heavily modified Dual 533 DA
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« RAM upgrade question... | Transfer data - Help please! »
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
Selling stock RAM, warranty horkmaster Apple Notebooks 8 11-01-2007 01:22 AM
iBook & Powerbook RAM upgrades JoyceMac Apple Notebooks 7 10-20-2007 11:52 PM
Ram question jaster Apple Notebooks 3 02-11-2007 08:00 PM
dead RAM slot knucklehead13 Apple Notebooks 2 01-21-2007 04:42 PM
Mixing different RAM speeds, 333MHz and 533MHZ ex_mcse Apple Notebooks 2 11-07-2006 02:39 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 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?