Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 28, 2009
    Macbook Unibody 2.26 Dual, 2GB RAM, 250 GB HDD
    Switcher RAM Question
    I am getting my Macbook tomorrow. I am concerned about the 2 GB of RAM. Would anyone be kind enough to answer these two questions for me?

    1. Is 2 GB sufficient for normal use?

    2. Apple RAM seems to be about double the price of PC RAM. Why is this, and can you use third-party RAM (like Kingston) on a Mac?

    Thank you!

  2. #2

    Dysfunction's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    Why is that? Same reason buying RAM at Lenovo is twice the money. They're marking it up. Any RAM that meets the spec's required will work. Apple RAM is just whatever they could get spec'd at the cheapest price at the time, just like any other manufacturer... I've seen Samsung etc etc etc in them from the factory.
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

  3. #3

    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 8+, 2015 iMac 16 GB 10.13 beta
    Your MacBook will function OK with two GB of memory. If you open several programs at once or regularly run intensive program such as Photoshop you'll notice an improvement in performance with more memory.

    Macs can use third party memory though you will want to buy from a reliable source. I haven used memory from Kingston as well as several other vendors on Macs over the years.

    Just in case you're interested in trying the memory installation yourself here's a page of instructional videos that should help OWC Installation Videos at
    Did you know these forums are soon to be shut down?
    Long story here. Short storyhere

  4. #4

    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM - 10.11.3, iPhone6s & iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.2.1, ATV 4Th Gen tvOS, ATV3
    And OWC is great on price . I got 4gb upgrade with delivery to Australia in 7 days for $118 USD ....
    Here in Oz was going to cost me $128 for only 2gb

    Your Mac will be ok with the 2gb but if you go 4 you will be flying. Cant work out why i didnt upgrade the 1st day i got my new toy.
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Soon th be Switcher Question.
    By zoli in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-15-2007, 01:06 AM
  2. Another switcher question
    By pastle in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-03-2007, 11:27 AM
  3. Switcher question
    By doctorxring in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-17-2006, 02:45 PM
  4. Switcher question....
    By Jones! in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 05-23-2005, 05:02 PM
  5. Switcher: Anyone gotten their 1GB Ram from this b4?
    By iPodster in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-28-2005, 09:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts