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Old Aug 19, 2011, 09:54 AM   #51
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I got the corsair and it works great! Much speedier than she was before, feels like my MBP now.

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Old Aug 19, 2011, 11:24 PM   #52
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I'm also running 8gb of ram and an Intel SSD. No problems, and 8gb of ram for 45 bucks is just nutso cheap.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 03:24 PM   #53
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Thanks everyone for answering my questions in here! I am probably just imagining this, but the improvement from my 2GB RAM seems noticeable with anything I do, it's all faster!

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Old Aug 22, 2011, 04:35 PM   #54
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I just ordered the 8GB kit from OWC for my Late 2008 2.66GHz MBP. Looking forward to it!
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 04:49 PM   #55
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1333 MHz?

I installed 8GB 1333 MHz OWC RAM on my late 2008 unibody MBP and am puzzled that it runs at 1333 MHz. Is that even possible? I thought those MBPs support 1067 MHz only. Any ideas?
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Old Aug 23, 2011, 01:28 AM   #56
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is the system using all 8GB's or just 6GB?
this is really late, but its all addressed under the latest snow leopard and lion.

I'm now looking to get a SSD installed once I consolidate my crap so i can use a 120-128GB HD.
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Old Sep 16, 2011, 04:54 AM   #57
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this is really late, but its all addressed under the latest snow leopard and lion.

I'm now looking to get a SSD installed once I consolidate my crap so i can use a 120-128GB HD.
Hey! That's my plan!

SSDs are really coming down in price at the moment and I'm aiming to get the Crucial M4 128gb, which has had some very favourable reviews since the latest firmware update.

http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Crucia...m_medium=email
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 09:31 PM   #58
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I installed 8GB 1333 MHz OWC RAM on my late 2008 unibody MBP and am puzzled that it runs at 1333 MHz. Is that even possible? I thought those MBPs support 1067 MHz only. Any ideas?
FYI, I just installed the same, under 10.7.3, with 1333 DDR3 8GB ram. Works like a dream. The "secret" firmware upgrade early last year allows our logic boards to fully address and accept the speed boost on the ram. Woot.

Edit: 2008 Unibody MacBook. 2.4 Ghz.
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Old Apr 1, 2012, 07:12 PM   #59
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I installed 8 GB 1066 MHz Crucial Ram on my MacBook 13" with secret Firmware. I run benchmark on iBench, I got 3.38 for Lion 10.7.3!!

My next move might be SSD with HD on my optibay!!
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Old May 1, 2012, 12:28 PM   #60
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820233179

are these good to go in the 2008 aluminum macbooks?

looking to upgrade from 4 to 8gb to tie me over until i get the new macbook pro refresh when its out.
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Old May 5, 2012, 08:52 AM   #61
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820233179

are these good to go in the 2008 aluminum macbooks?

looking to upgrade from 4 to 8gb to tie me over until i get the new macbook pro refresh when its out.
after reading this rather old but interesting post i decided to up my ram from 4 to 8.

if your still pondering on what to buy i just put these in;

http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/part...=CT51264BC1067

glad i did cos when i opened my late 08' book up it was crammed with dust and fluff, the fan was caked in it! so got the hoover out and WOW i can really tell the difference, its like brand new!!!

very snappy and no more low fan noise, im a very happy chappy
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Old May 6, 2012, 04:34 AM   #62
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Go for it! I've had 8gb of Crucial and a 128gb Crucial SSD in my Macbook Pro Late 2008 for over a year now without a single problem. I removed my superdrive and put this in a caddy, moved my standard HDD to the superdrive area and installed the SSD. Works like a dream.

I bought one of these to convert the superdrive space to hold my HDD
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=190561636944

Then put the superdrive in one of these...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=190561636944
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 07:42 PM   #63
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I am about to upgrade my late 2008 aluminum MacBook 2.4 Ghz to 6GB of ram from owc but wanted to know if the will support 8GB, running at full stability. From what I can tell from other threads is that the owc 8GB kit doesn't work is this correct? If it can handle 8GB of ram I will do that instead of 6GB. Thanks for any help.
Hi, I'm currently using late 2008 13-inch aluminium Macbook. My Macbook is currently using 8GB DDR3 RAM. I won't say it works perfectly and running at full stability, because I encounter kernel panic at some point of using the Macbook. So I won't say it works perfectly, but it does boost the performance of the Macbook itself. I don't know the cause of the kernel panic yet, but there are two possible reason. First is the RAM itself and second is overheating. Using bigger RAM means more voltage that will result more heat to your Macbook. I think it is okay if you're using it under low temperature area. I used final cut pro X and encounter it sometimes while I'm using it, but it doesn't disturb me that much.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 03:04 PM   #64
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Hi, I'm currently using late 2008 13-inch aluminium Macbook. My Macbook is currently using 8GB DDR3 RAM. I won't say it works perfectly and running at full stability, because I encounter kernel panic at some point of using the Macbook. So I won't say it works perfectly, but it does boost the performance of the Macbook itself. I don't know the cause of the kernel panic yet, but there are two possible reason. First is the RAM itself and second is overheating. Using bigger RAM means more voltage that will result more heat to your Macbook. I think it is okay if you're using it under low temperature area. I used final cut pro X and encounter it sometimes while I'm using it, but it doesn't disturb me that much.
If you can I would return it if I were you. Any kernel panic after installing RAM is RAM-induced until proven otherwise. The machine should run fine under stress with more RAM and shouldn't crash. Run the Apple Hardware Utliity multiple times, Rember etc.

As an aside, about 3 weeks ago I finally upgraded mine to 8GB for $29.99 from Newegg with a G.Skill set though now it is $34.99 without the coupon code I used.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:42 PM   #65
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Compatibility for Corsair Dual Channel?

Like everyone else here, I've got a late '08 Macbook and am looking to upgrade the RAM. Mine in particular is a 2 GHz model with 2 Gb of RAM. I know it's compatible with 8 Gb of ram, but I want to make sure I'm buying the right stuff. I'm looking at a pair of Corsair "Mac Memory" sticks

(http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Channe...mhz+sodimm+ram).

All the specs match up, but the page on Amazon does not list compatibility with the '08 models. Can anyone verify that this hardware works?
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