does the RAM have to match?

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I hope this doesn't seem like a dumb question, but does the RAM in each slot have to be the same? I've got the stock 1.83 mb with 512, and was wondering if I can just buy 1gig and slap it in the other one, or if I have to buy either another 512, or 2 1gigs?

Does that even make any sense?
 
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Apple recommends you use matched pairs, as you will get much better performance with it.
 
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While it may be recommended, it is by no means necessary.
You will be fine by not having matched pairs. The increase would be barely noticeable if you did match the RAM anyway.
 
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Well since my question wasn't answered in a different thread, and this thread is about RAM, I have a question.

I have the stock 256MB RAM my iBook came with. I recently got a gift certificate to the Apple store, and was wondering if I increased my RAM to 768 if I would see a remarkable difference..

Thanks in advance!
 
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I would say yes it would a pretty knowticable one. I'm running a 512 and a Gig mine arent matched and it seems to run really well :\
 
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Well since my question wasn't answered in a different thread, and this thread is about RAM, I have a question.

I have the stock 256MB RAM my iBook came with. I recently got a gift certificate to the Apple store, and was wondering if I increased my RAM to 768 if I would see a remarkable difference..

Thanks in advance!

Just remember, RAM at the Apple Store is super expensive, so if youre able. Ide try to get it from a third party like newegg. Then you could use the gift certificate for something better.
 
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Just remember, RAM at the Apple Store is super expensive, so if youre able. Ide try to get it from a third party like newegg. Then you could use the gift certificate for something better.

Yeah I wanted to do that, but everything I want from the Apple store is at least $350 lol. I figured let me go all Apple, and use up this gift certificate. In the end, for a Mac enthusiast, a RAM upgrade was quite the little birthday gift anyway :D LOL
 

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