Upgrading RAM options?

Posted by: zib_redlektab

Upgrading RAM options? - 04/14/07 01:01 PM

I currently have 2 512mb sticks in my mbp core duo, and i'm looking to upgrade to 1.5 or 2gb. My dad's old Toshiba laptop was upgraded with (i think) a 1gb stick, so would I be able to use that in my mbp? and does the ram have to be matched pairs or can I use a 1gb and a 512mb?
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: Upgrading RAM options? - 04/15/07 09:36 AM

The Core based Intel Macs prefer matched pairs, but they will run mismatched ones. Matched pairs should be faster though.
As for using your toshiba RAM, if its the right spec, it will work fine. If its older than a Core Duo/solo, the its probably wrong. Needs to be 667MHz, PC2-5300 DDR2 SO-DIMMS.
Posted by: maestro

Re: Upgrading RAM options? - 04/15/07 01:51 PM

He is right, be sure its the right speed.  Two 1gb stick will do ya right.  You could run a 2gb and 1gb and even though not matched, it doesnt seem to matter much.
Posted by: zib_redlektab

Re: Upgrading RAM options? - 04/15/07 08:12 PM

I'm only a core duo (32-bit) though, so aren't I limited to 2gb of ram?

And it turns out my dad actually had 2 512 sticks in there, so I guess I'll just buy a 1gb and run with 1.5 for a while...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220078 <-would this stuff work?
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: Upgrading RAM options? - 04/16/07 01:20 AM

Looks allright to me.
Posted by: burtman

Re: Upgrading RAM options? - 04/17/07 02:58 AM

I'm running my 1.83 MacBook Core Duo with 1.5GB of RAM, I would like to get round to upgrading it to 2GB and maxing the spec out, but I'm not sure its worth it or not for the things I do. But it does run fine and has done for about 10 months since I bought it.
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: Upgrading RAM options? - 04/17/07 06:27 AM

Would it make a differents if the memory was ECC or not?
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: Upgrading RAM options? - 04/17/07 12:05 PM

I know the Mac Pros and Xerves take ECC RAM, don't think anything else supports it. Get the non-ECC.