Thread: New switcher here
07-30-2008, 09:57 AM #1New switcher here
Hello everyone ::waves::
I just purchased my first mac ever last night on the apple website. Needless to say I couldn't sleep cause I kept thinking about the awesomeness that is about to ensue.
My G/F has a Macbook and ever since I started using her laptop, I've wanted one.
So the day finally arrived when I took the plunge. I've been working in Windows workstation support/IT for 3 years now and I must say I have come to loathe Windows XP and especially Vista.
Anyhow, the macbook I bought only comes with 1gb of RAM. I was looking to upgrade to 4gb. I'm assuming it only has 2 slots so I'm limited as to what I can get. I looked on newegg and tigerdirect but neither carried a 4gb set.
Anyone upgrade their macbook to 4gb wanna share where they purchased it and for how much?Use not abuse the rep system!
07-30-2008, 10:29 AM #2
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everyone I've talked to recommends Crucial.com. Last time I checked, it was $103 for the 4 gig...
07-30-2008, 10:34 AM #3
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- 17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3
Congrats on your purchase.
And for ram. Just pick any store (not apple) of your choice. Hunt around for a bargin. You'll need:
200-pin PC2 5300 (667Mhz) DDR2 SO-DIMM
And since you have only 2 ram slots. You'll have to get 2x2GB of that. Also for the brand of ram. I went for Kingston and have no troubles at all. But others here have recommended OWC and Crucial. Just hunt around for a good price on those brands. Look for the 2 GB separately rather then a 4 GB set.
07-30-2008, 10:40 AM #4
Man - I was just about to come on and proffer crucial.com as the best place to get your RAM - darn you for beating me to it....I almost had a nice distraction there and had to make up for it by writing this instead.-IDSAMDG
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07-30-2008, 11:21 AM #5
07-31-2008, 03:36 PM #6Grrr
My macbook won't be here till next tuesday I regret not getting expedited shipping.
In the meantime I've been reading everything I can about Leopard and I just bought some RAM.
Ended up getting some G. Skill ram for newegg for $69.99 shipped.
If anyone else is interested:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231135Use not abuse the rep system!
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