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Late 2007 17, 3/27/2013
Reviewer: John (Tryon, NC)
My Laptop came standard with just 2GB of Ram, . According to Apple it would only handle 4GB max. After a great deal of research I reckoned I could put a 2GB and a 4GB in and not damage my unit. I installed the latest version of VMware Fusion after upgrading my OS to Mountain Lion. I needed to put Windows 7 onboard to take advantage of all the PC productivity software I'd invested in over the years.
With just 2GB of Ram it is an exercise in futility to try and run both operating systems simultaneously. VMWare recommends 4GB minimum with 8GB optimal depending on your use. More is better when talking ram.
I've noticed my fan runs more with the 6GB upgrade as the unit is working harder and will tend to heat up a bit but not alarmingly so. The 6gb I've been using now for the last few weeks has been working flawlessly in heavy multitasking roles.
The folks at OEMPCWORLD found me a matched pair of these DDR2 SODIMM Memory Chips for well under $100.00 and I couldn't be happier, period!!! Simple to install too. Plus they'll buy my old memory back from me. That's great since I've no idea what I'd do with my old 1GB chips.
Other outfits offer similar buyback deals but couldn't touch the price, besides, I liked working with these folks.
4GB 200pin DDR2 SODIMM 256Mx64 non ECC gold leads unbuffered 1.8 volts PC2-5300 DDR2-667 spec 667Mhz with SPD CAS 5 latency CL5 max 1.25 inches tall Dual Die 2x256x8
Availability: In Stock
Code: 4.0G-PC2-SO5300 Discount Price: $84.85
Manufacturer OEM Part Numbers: 4.0G-PC2-SO5300 Module Form Factor: Notebook Connection: 200 pin SODIMM Product Type: PC2-5300 Speed Rating: DDR2-667 (667Mhz) Units included in price: one Total Capacity: 4GB MFG Code: MT16HTS51264HY-667A1 ALT SKU: CHY SKU: Q/CJN Condition: New Brands: