I just added 1 Gig of Crucial to my Macbook making it 1.5 Gigs (I had two 512 sticks in before). After the upgrade, my Macbook has been starting up really slow now. Anyone have this problem, or know how to fix it. I have a Core 2 Duo 2 Ghz.
I have always been weary of buying RAM at a discounted rate from a 3rd party supplier.
I am hoping to upgrade my Macbook to 2Gb of RAM, but i figured it would be better to shell out the extra cost through Apple instead of the risk of Dead RAM, or even worse destroying your warranty and computer.
I may be wrong, but it seems that you might dead RAM. Going through sites that have really really cheap RAM makes me nervous. I am sure most of the time you will be satisfied with your purchase, but the other times it can really suck. And im sure I am able to install the memory myself, but I would much rather hold Apple financially liable for my computer
This is the one I got. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145048
I think it's the same one posted before.
Upgrading RAM is very simple. Just make sure you're not wearing any socks or clothes that create a lot of static (i.e. wool sweaters). Be sure to do the work on a non-carpeted floor, or at least cover the carpet with something non-conductive (I use the plastic thing that sits under my chair). To ground yourself, just touch anything metal.
Then open up the RAM slot, pull out the old RAM, slide in the new, and you're set.
It may sound like a bit of work, but it's not that bad. Though I guess years of experience helps a bit ;P