Back to playing with my ole 2007 macbook, ram questions!

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  1. kojack

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    I am getting ready to play around and reformat my 2007 macbook and pop on some old software to play around with. Can i install 1600 mhz ram into this machine? it's running at 667mhz. Will this ram work and just run at the slower clock?
     
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    Nevermind, just noticed the faster clock speed was ddr3 ram, not ddr2 as listed. I know what I need to buy now. I am trying to max out the ram in the macbook.
     
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    2GB DDR2 667Mhz if the officially supported limit.

    3GB DDR2 will work and 4GB as well. However, when running 4GB, it will only utilize around 3GB due to some limitation
     
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    Ok. Thanks for the information. 4gb it is.
     
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    Just contacted the guy I bought the macbook off, he has the install disc for OSX on its way to me. Time to get some parts, 4gb of ddr2, and a 512gb ssd. How much space do the Mac programs take up? I am getting Iwork, Ilife, aperture 3, final cut studio and logic pro. I can use off device HD for storage. would 256gb work?
     
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    Your 512gb SSD should be enough.
     
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    Ok, perfect. I am going to order a new battery, SSD and ram next week. Should be a fun little project. Every windows computer I have is on 10, I need to get something running 95 or something again too. Ha ha.
     
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    Went to start installing the OS and the ssd is not recognized. Any ideas? Tried two different drives etc. The OS X disk is in the SuperDrive now and will not eject.
     
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