MacBook memory upgrade?

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  1. dreazu

    dreazu New Member

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    hi!
    how much and where can i get a memory upgrade for the macbook in manila?
    i'm actually going to hong kong in a few days, can i get the memory there instead?
    thanks!
     
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    Re: memory upgrade?

    6.5 the cheapest for 1gb 1 pcs apacer=)
     
  3. dreazu

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    Re: memory upgrade?

    sorry, what's apacer?
     
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    Apacer is the brand =)
     
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    memory you can get from digital walker

    Digital Walker (Virramall or Robinson's Ermita) - 6,500 (price for philmug members) for 1 pc. 1GB Techworks (from OWC)
     
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  6. dreazu

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    Re: memory upgrade?

    salamat! na-message ko na siya
     
  7. diony

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    Hi is Techwork an authorized apple dealer? how will we present to them we're philmug member? will buying memory from them devoid the warranty?

    Asking guys
     
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    Re: memory upgrade?

    If you're referring to my post:

    Techworks is a memory brand which can be bought from OWC (macsales.com) but you can also buy those from Digital Walker (Viramall or Robinson's Ermita) ask Charlie for discounts as a philmug member

    To answer your third question, buying memory from other stores will not affect the warranty as long as the upgrade is done properly.
     
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    I got 1 gb kingston for P6300, i immediately upgraded my macbook to 2 gb already.
    I plan to sell some of the mems but after I got mie , prices skyrocketed.... but I think for kingston you still can get it for 6500 ....
     
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    Re: memory upgrade?

    Moderators,

    I am planning to upgrade my mac mini intel core solo's memory from its present 512MB (two chips, 256MB each) capacity to at least 1GB.

    Shall I buy one 1GB chip to replace one of the two 256MB chip and retain the other 256MB (the cheaper option)?

    or

    Shall I buy two 512MB chips to replace both 256MB chips?

    Which would be better for the machine?

    In my iBook G4 last year, I did the first option, and so far my machine does not encounter any problems, and it became considerably faster.

    Will it be the same with the Intel Mac Minis?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    if you ask me, go for the single 1GB so that later on when you want to upgrade more you can maximize your ram slots by adding another 1GB for a total of 2GB of ram.
     
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    Yeah, by all means go get yourself a memory module in Hong Kong. The rates there are slightly cheaper. I suggest the Kingston RAM 2MB Dual Channel DDR2 667Mhz Kit. Estimated price is around P13,500. Make sure to get the one that's compatible with Macs.
     
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    Hi. I would like to upgrade the RAM of my laptop. It's an iBook G4, 800Mhz, 256mb. Can you guys suggest the brands, specs, and dealers? Also what would be compatible with my iBook? Would any of the RAM being advertised at the Villman website be compatible? Thanks.
     
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    Re: memory upgrade?

    You need a PC2100/DDR266 (aka PC266 in Villman-speak) SODIMM for your iBook G4. Max memory capacity is 1152MB (128MB on motherboard + 1024MB/1GB in memory slot).

    The 256MB of RAM currently in your iBook consists of 128MB soldered on the motherboard (non-removable) and a 128MB module in the user-accessible memory expansion slot. When upgrading the memory, you have no choice but to remove the existing 128MB module in the memory slot.

    I reckon the 512MB (for P3,999) or 1GB (for P7,499) Kingston PC266 SODIMMs listed in Villman.com will work in your iBook G4, yielding you 640MB or 1.15GB of memory respectively. You can also ask Charlie if his stores sell iBook G4 memory. Oughta be cheaper than buying from Villman. :)


    ~Henjie
     
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    Re: memory upgrade?

    From a performance standpoint, using paired memory modules is better because it'll take advantage of the Mac mini's dual-channel memory architecture. And since your Mac mini's got an integrated graphics chip, dual-channel memory will also speed up graphics performance slightly. I therefore vote for 2 x 512MB (or 2 x 1GB module if you need that much RAM and if budget allows for it). :)


    ~Henjie
     
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    ^^ Thanks so much, Henjie! :)
     
  17. kartman

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    hi surgfish. where did you get your kingston ram? i'm planning to upgrade the ram of my mbp soon so it's time to do a little windowshopping first. thanks.
     
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    Re: memory upgrade?

    i'm planning to upgrade my mcbook's memomy from 2x512MB to 2x1GB... will changing my present memory voids the warranty of my mcbook? tia :)
     

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