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Old Jan 17th, 2011, 12:30 AM   #1
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Please recommend RAM for my Macbook

My white macbook 2.2 Ghz core 2 duo (Macbook 3,1 model identifier) is in dire need of a RAM upgrade. The bus speed is 800MHz but my DDR2 RAM is rated at 667MHz. I've seen some DDR2 RAM at 800 or even 1000 something MGz; given that the bus speed is 800, would it be advantageous to get DDR2 ram that is rated at 800MHz also? Also, is the newer DDR3 RAM incompatible with my oldish motherboard?

Also, I'm not 100% certain of the max RAM capacity of my motherboard. I believe it is 4GB but I might be wrong.

Please recommend the right amount of GB to get and a good value, reliable RAM for my upgrade and where I can buy it. I prefer in store purchases but if it's gotta be a net order, so be it. Please note that I do mainly music editing/recording and that my computing needs aren't particularly complex so I don't necessarily need the top of the line stuff. I'm sure a generic brand would do.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old Jan 17th, 2011, 12:54 AM   #2
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Here's the info from CanadaRam.com (a fine company, one of ehMac's members is with the company):

Visit the page yourself... this info is four sections down the page...

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MacBook4,1, MacBook3,1, MB881LL/A - MacBook5,2 (2.0 GHz only)
Two sockets, can take 2 x 2 Gb for 4Gb total. OSX will recognize the full 4 GB.


2048 Mb
Kingston KTA-MB667/2G $ 50
Certified 50190 $ 46

4096 Mb kit (2x2G)
Kingston KTA-MB667K2/4G $ 96
Certified 50190x2 $ 91
Mushkin 976559A $90
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Old Jan 17th, 2011, 03:14 AM   #3
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MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 13" (White-SR) Specs (Late 2007, MB062LL/B, MacBook3,1, A1181, 2200) @ EveryMac.com

*Apple officially supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 6 GB of RAM using one 2 GB and one 4 GB memory module.

And another +1 to contact and use CanadaRam and to save any BS RAM hassles.
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Old Jan 17th, 2011, 04:07 PM   #4
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there seems to be conflicting information between the everymac.com and canadaram websites. Everymac states that I can upgrade to 6GB of RAM whereas Canadaram's website implies that only 4GB will be recognised. What do I do?

Thanks for your help.
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Old Jan 17th, 2011, 04:28 PM   #5
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Call canadaram and check and see what they say.

Mactracker also states: 6.0 GB (Actual) 4.0 GB (Apple) for that 2.2 GHz MB.
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