I had a 1GB stick of crucial go dead on me, so even the best can be flawed...BUT...the reason i will ALWAYS recommend crucial, is because they rush shipped me a new stick with no questions asked, and were very friendly. the bottom line is, you get what you pay for. get cheap RAM, and cross your fingers, or buy Crucial and know your safe.
So, I think I'm going to order some ram for Macky. 1GB from Crucial (2X512), ehhh...wish me luck on installing it myself...I'm a girl. Ughh..I hope I don't mess anything up. I found a tutorial on how to do it. Any advice?? Will I see a huge difference??? I currently only have the standard 512mb.
It's pretty simple, just make sure you have a fine phillips screwdriver to remove the screws that retain the cover plate. Insert the module at a 45 degree angle until it slots into place (you can only insert it one way) and then press down until it goes flat and you hear a click (you'll see the two retaining clips snap into place). The nice thing about buying from Crucial is that their customer service is very good, so if you feel uncomfortable, just call them and they'll walk you through it.
Ahh, buddy, that's NOT how you install RAM on a Macbook. The procedure is different for the Macbook and the Macbook Pro. Your method is for the latter.
I just upgraded the RAM on my Macbook about 20 minutes ago. I followed this guide, which was very helpful (then again, I've been tinkering with hardware for years ) I noticed a huge difference when running Parallels. I can now have several other programs open without the machine slowing down (not to mention the fact that I can now allocate more RAM to XP, which makes it run smoother).
Netty, I suggest you check out Newegg for RAM as well. I got a set of 2x1GB for only $128, which turned out to be slightly cheaper than Crucial ($144). Plus, I absolutely love their service. Ordered the RAM Tuesday night, got it Thursday afternoon. Now THAT is speed
Thanks for the advice guys!! I feel alot more comfortable with doing it myself. I hope all goes smoothly :X Cause if not, you know I will be here whining..lol I mainly want to upgrade to make my mac zippier. I've been getting beach balls too often. And with leopard coming out (some time this year...) I figure I'd be better off having 1GB.