Upgrading my RAM

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  1. wire

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    hi guys, i have a MBP 13 inch.. my currnet ram is 2GB DDR3 with 1GB 1GB sticks.. i plan to upgrade it to 4GB.. but the stocks at Digital hub is 1 stick = 2GB.. is it ok if i mix those with my current ones? or do i need to change them?
     
  2. mindless

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    You need to change it because notebooks can only hold 2 sticks of RAM at a time. So you need to get 2 x 2GB sticks hence no more room for your 2 x 1GB sticks.
     
  3. wire

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    oh ic ic. thanks! :)
     
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    hi question.. would adding ram void my warranty?
     
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    it will not void your warranty you can also replace your hdd
     
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    You can also buy the remaining 2GB stick and install that one, removing one of the 1GB sticks. This gives you 3GB. Just tell DHub to reserve one 2GB stick for you once stocks arrive. That's what I did.
     
  7. wire

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    will it work with 3 gig? 1 2GB stick and 1 1GB stick?
     
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    better change both ram, using identical ram is faster if i'm not mistaken.
     
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    might be slightly OT but i wanted to mention that when you upgrade your ram your startup and shutdown speeds will be slower. dont be alarmed my understanding is this is normal, but the running of multiple applications will greatly improve. these are just my observations after my upgrade.
     
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    i'm planning to upgrade my hard drive from 160gb to either 320/500 gb. i have the 2gb ram installed on my mbp. do i also need to upgrade my ram to 4gb? di kaya mabagal if i won't upgrade?
     
  12. raze94

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    nope no need. you wont really notice a speed difference unless you have your HD full. i use to run an external HD near capacity on my macbook running 2gb of ram, and i never noticed any slowdowns accessing the HD. 4gb of ram will always be a good upgrade in the future especially with the prices of ram dropping.
     
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    check out from here how much ram does your laptop support
    source
     
    #13 b3nn3tt, Oct 4, 2009
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    As long as you have the means to buy more RAM and hard disk space, maxed out systems are always the best. I believe memory modules and hard drives are more affordable now.
     

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