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Old Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo Macbook - Upgrading RAM

I just purchased this macbook and was interested in upgrading the RAM.
1) Can I use this RAM?
Future Shop: Computer Add-Ons: Computer Memory: Kingston 2GB 200-Pin PC2-5300 DDR2 SODIMM Notebook Memory
2) How many sticks should I buy - 2?
3) I have heard it is easy to install...what exactly do i have to do?
4) What do I do with the old RAM? Will there be 2 x 512mb ram or 1 x 1024mb ram?

I am not noticing that much of a speed issue, but figure I may as well do it earlier rather than later.
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That should do it.

I just got a customer appreciation sale notice and am getting two sticks of that RAM for $14.99 a piece.

Sale is only on from 5 to 9 tonight.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2009, 10:45 AM   #3
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so basically, purchase 2 of these at 14.99 tonight. what about:
3) I have heard it is easy to install...what exactly do i have to do?
4) What do I do with the old RAM? Is there currently 2 x 512mb ram or 1 x 1024mb ram in my macbook?
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so basically, purchase 2 of these at 14.99 tonight. what about:
3) I have heard it is easy to install...what exactly do i have to do?
4) What do I do with the old RAM? Is there currently 2 x 512mb ram or 1 x 1024mb ram in my macbook?
3) MacBook: How to install memory

That should help you - just be careful, the unibody install guide is first on that page and very different than the White MacBook install (further down the page under "Other MacBooks")


4) Right now there is 2x512 in your MacBook. Lots of people want to get rid of their 2x512 - so it might be hard to find a market, but you could try posting on craigslist or something. 512 sticks go for ~$5 a pop though I think. :S
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That should do it.

I just got a customer appreciation sale notice and am getting two sticks of that RAM for $14.99 a piece.

Sale is only on from 5 to 9 tonight.
Is this in all stores in Ontario?
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Just went back to look and yes, it's "All Stores" 5pm - 9pm Monday and online 5pm Monday - 10am Tuesday morning.

Installed mine and it's running fine.
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