DDR2 Upgrade for the Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 2GB
Slots: 2

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

1GB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

1GB, 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT541629
  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 200-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 128Meg x 64 •
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch)
 $19.99
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Crucial1GB Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (13)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Fast (9)
  • Increases speed (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Increased performance (11)
    • Multiple desktop applications (8)
    • Multimedia (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (12), Casual user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (11), Business (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I remember now!

    I sometimes forget things. Where I put my keys. Where I park my car. Where the cat is. But no more!I recently added another GB of RAM to my 17" MB...Read complete review

    I sometimes forget things. Where I put my keys. Where I park my car. Where the cat is. But no more!I recently added another GB of RAM to my 17" MBP and am thrilled with the performance, that have enabled me to upgrade to Leopard and use Stickies like never before, which means no more forgetting!Of course, another GB of RAM has other benefits. I just don't know or care about them right now.In a nutshell, my computer will now work with Leopard, will now run new software, and is faster than ever. Oh, and I found my cat. She was just over there, shopping on my old computer at crucial.com. I think she overheard me telling my friends about the ridiculously low prices here[...]

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    bad memory module

    experienced unexplained restarts after installing module.[...]

    experienced unexplained restarts after installing module.[...]

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    5.0

    Works great!!!

    By Jason V.

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Increases Speed
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance
      • Multiple desktop applications

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

      Great quality of RAM at an excellent price!! Thank you. :)

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Glad I Was Told About These Guys!

      By G-Man

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Great product

      Cons

      • No cons at all

      Best Uses

      • Increased Performance

      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

      My wife's laptop was running 1 GB of RAM. Though it maxes out at 4, I only added 1 more GB and it runs great. Imagine what it will do with 4!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Core Duo RAM

      By DK

      from Prairie du Sac, WI

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fast
      • Increases Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Increased Performance
        • Multiple desktop applications

        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

        The RAM came in mail quickly, was easy to install, and has worked great!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Memory purchase made easy!

        By Frank

        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Increased Performance

          Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

          Great product at a great price!

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          5.0

          EXCELLENT

          By TEAM VIZSLA

          from Apple Valley, mn

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Increased Performance

            Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

            EXCELLENT web site. I didn't have to GUESS what I needed to do the job. Instructions were great.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
             
            4.0

            Good price for memory; easy to install

            By M.

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Increased Performance
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

              The product is great. [...] I have no problem with Crucial and would order from them again.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              All good

              By whays

              from Sebastopol, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Increases Speed
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

                  The order [...] was easy to install, and has improved performance of my MacBook Pro 17". Thanks!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Value

                  By John

                  from Kewanee, IL

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Increased Performance
                    • Multimedia
                    • Multiple desktop applications

                    Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

                    [...] easy to install, worked flawlessly, great price.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I remember now!

                    By daniello

                    from white plains, ny

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Extremely inexpensive
                    • Increases Speed
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Increased Performance
                      • Multimedia
                      • Multiple desktop applications

                      Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

                      I sometimes forget things. Where I put my keys. Where I park my car. Where the cat is. But no more!I recently added another GB of RAM to my 17" MBP and am thrilled with the performance, that have enabled me to upgrade to Leopard and use Stickies like never before, which means no more forgetting!Of course, another GB of RAM has other benefits. I just don't know or care about them right now.In a nutshell, my computer will now work with Leopard, will now run new software, and is faster than ever. Oh, and I found my cat. She was just over there, shopping on my old computer at crucial.com. I think she overheard me telling my friends about the ridiculously low prices here[...]

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      You got what it takes and more

                      By tsquared

                      from new york, ny

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Simply simple

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Increased Performance

                        Comments about Crucial 1GB Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo (17-inch) System:

                        I mostly use my computer for photography so the added speed helped alot.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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