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
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Hello there! (Question from a Mac noob)


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Mattlike

 
Mattlike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 30, 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,653
Mattlike is just really niceMattlike is just really niceMattlike is just really niceMattlike is just really niceMattlike is just really nice
Mac Specs: Unibody MBP 2.4 GHz C2D/27" Core i7 iMac

Mattlike is offline
Hello there everyone, I have had my MacBook Pro now for about 3 weeks and I must say that I am in love. Although this is not my first experience with a Mac, this is the first I have owned and am very happy/proud of my purchase.

Now on to my question. My system is 1.83 Ghz w/512 MB of RAM, i'm looking to upgrade to a Gig if RAM. I found this place has some good prices but was wondering what the difference was and/or benefit from purchasing the Micron ELPIDA chip. Thanks for any help and I look forward to posting here more often.

Matt.
QUOTE Thanks
elildo

 
Member Since: Mar 24, 2006
Posts: 31
elildo is an unknown at this point

elildo is offline
Im in the same boat.. those are very good prices for a 1 gig stick... I wanna know the answer to this also. Obvlivion is running a little skippy

bump.
QUOTE Thanks
Kyomii

 
Kyomii's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 12, 2004
Location: Lancashire, UK
Posts: 356
Kyomii will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: MacMini DC 1.66, Powerbook G4

Kyomii is offline
I think to be on the safe side, you would be better ordering your RAM from Crucial because they guarantee compatibility and use Micron memory.

They also offer a lifetime warranty, just click for your manufacturer and follow the steps on the Crucial Memory Advisor™ Tool.

Fondest regards, Kyomii

My Snapshots
QUOTE Thanks
elildo

 
Member Since: Mar 24, 2006
Posts: 31
elildo is an unknown at this point

elildo is offline
witch one exactly from that site would best go with a macbook pro or witch would be the best choice for it?
QUOTE Thanks
Mattlike

 
Mattlike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 30, 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,653
Mattlike is just really niceMattlike is just really niceMattlike is just really niceMattlike is just really niceMattlike is just really nice
Mac Specs: Unibody MBP 2.4 GHz C2D/27" Core i7 iMac

Mattlike is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyomii
I think to be on the safe side, you would be better ordering your RAM from Crucial because they guarantee compatibility and use Micron memory.

They also offer a lifetime warranty, just click for your manufacturer and follow the steps on the Crucial Memory Advisor™ Tool.
Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
QUOTE Thanks
BlindingLights

 
BlindingLights's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 17, 2006
Posts: 688
BlindingLights is a jewel in the roughBlindingLights is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: iMac 17" Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz 512 MB Ram 128 vRAM 60GB HD

BlindingLights is offline
haha i still think it's funny that it's cheaper to buy two 512 sticks than to buy one 1GB stick.

the back of our computer looks better than the front of theirs


Quote:
Originally Posted by Super_boy22
i can store many dvds on 1 floppy so it's essential to me
QUOTE Thanks
dimagex20

 
dimagex20's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 03, 2006
Posts: 202
dimagex20 is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: iMac Intel Core Duo 17" A Little Piece Of Heaven

dimagex20 is offline
Unless you need space like the iMac Core Duo, then you would need to get a stick of 1Gig Ram.

It's all good.
QUOTE Thanks
corysw

 
corysw's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2004
Location: Earth.
Posts: 208
corysw is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: G5 1.8GHz, 3GB RAM; Macbook Air

corysw is offline
I just bought a 2 GB kit (two 1 GB sticks) from Kingston. I couldn't believe how much faster it made it. The change was especially noticable in programs like Photoshop.
QUOTE Thanks
pcjabber
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyomii
I think to be on the safe side, you would be better ordering your RAM from Crucial because they guarantee compatibility and use Micron memory.

They also offer a lifetime warranty, just click for your manufacturer and follow the steps on the Crucial Memory Advisor™ Tool.
I second that. Crucial rocks!
QUOTE Thanks
slyydrr

 
Member Since: Mar 20, 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 96
slyydrr is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP 1.83GHz, 1.5GB RAM

slyydrr is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlindingLights
haha i still think it's funny that it's cheaper to buy two 512 sticks than to buy one 1GB stick.
That's because buying a 1GB stick allows you to have an extra slot open. Even though you're paying for less material, you are paying a premium for a higher potential in terms of max RAM.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyommi
I think to be on the safe side, you would be better ordering your RAM from Crucial because they guarantee compatibility and use Micron memory.

They also offer a lifetime warranty, just click for your manufacturer and follow the steps on the Crucial Memory Advisor™ Tool.
Crucial is good stuff, but I'd also recommend RAM from www.otherworldcomputing.com. They have great customer support, and also have an Advanced Warranty Replacement system where they send you out the new replacement RAM w/ packaging to send back the bad RAM. Plus their prices aren't bad either--definitely worth the wonderful customer service in case there's ever a problem.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Apple WiFi | iSight »
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
Question - Custom Mac OS X Machine djlee12 Schweb's Lounge 5 01-30-2006 12:23 AM
iTunes question - from pc to mac jimday1982 Switcher Hangout 3 01-20-2006 08:42 AM
Macs and Apps.. (mac noob) Jonnex OS X - Apps and Games 3 07-20-2005 12:27 PM
Installing appliations on a MAC..Question dross333 OS X - Operating System 2 07-06-2005 07:41 AM
MAC networking ICS question Lend27 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 2 10-12-2004 12:47 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:20 AM.

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?