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  1. #1

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    Hey,


    My friend has a macbook that i might be buying and i wasn't sure what i should upgrade the RAM to??

    He has 1.25gb or RAM but i wasn't sure to go with the same amount or go for the big 2GB.


    Thanks,


    Nico

    oops, i put this in iPods, iTMS and accessories.


    Sorry

    EDIT: Mods please put in Notebooks forum
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    I made a mistake
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    Simple: The most you can afford.

    The more RAM the happier, and laster longing your computer will be.

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    If it has 1.25 GB it means there are unmatched modules (1x1GB + 1x256MB) installed. The macbook runs best with RAM modules of equal size - it improves graphic performance because the onboard graphics accelerator depends on RAM throughput.

    I would advise that you replace the 256MB with a 1GB chip. A good quality 1GB SO-DIMM can be had for under $140 if you look around. Don't mess around - this machine is already half-way there.

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    Another consideration is that Rosetta - and Vista - love RAM, so 2GB would be the minimum I'd consider.

    JB

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    I have put 2GB into mine.
    Something about Jimby.

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Byrd &#064; Sep 21 2006, 08&#58;10 AM) [snapback]216413[/snapback]</div>
    Another consideration is that Rosetta - and Vista - love RAM, so 2GB would be the minimum I&#39;d consider.

    JB
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    Good point&#39;s Byrd. I also think Leopard will be ram hungry too

    If you can afford 2GB, get 2GB... matched ram is better in these computers, plus you can probably get some &#036;&#036;&#036; back for your 256 stick (although don&#39;t count on it being a lot)&#33;

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    iv had trouble selling my 256 chips for &#036;20 each they are worthless

    But i would go 2GB or 1GB so you have matched pairs
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    yer,

    thats what my friend had to do and i think he just gave it to the apple store in the end.


    I have decided to go with 2x 1GB RAM.

    Thanks for the Advice

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(mac_man_luke &#064; Sep 21 2006, 09&#58;57 AM) [snapback]216442[/snapback]</div>
    iv had trouble selling my 256 chips for &#036;20 each [/b]
    Spare RAM is never worthless. One day when you need to check if some of your RAM is faulty, those 256MB will come in handy as a diagnostic tool.
    Something about Jimby.

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    Wouldn&#39;t 1gb and a 256mb be better then just a 1gb??

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    go as max as possible&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

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    ok

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