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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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late 2009 macbook RAM upgrade

hi everyone, i'm looking to upgrade my RAM on my late 2009 white macbook. it's not really handling osx lion that well so it's time for an upgrade. i was looking at this kingston RAM...2, 2gb sticks. is this any good? any other suggestions?

http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-1066M.../ref=de_a_smtd
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:54 AM   #2
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What about spending 20 USD more and getting 8GB of RAM, like with two of these?
Upgrading RAM in MacBooks and MacBook Pros
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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What about spending 20 USD more and getting 8GB of RAM, like with two of these?
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it says it can only handle 4gb total though
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:58 AM   #4
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it says it can only handle 4gb total though
Officially yes, but unofficially it can support 8GB RAM: http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...009-specs.html (from the guide I linked you to).
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 11:01 AM   #5
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hmmm ok, what's the difference between the kingston you recommend and this one: http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Modul.../ref=pd_cp_e_4

sorry, i'm ignorant with regard to this stuff.
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hmmm ok, what's the difference between the kingston you recommend and this one: http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Modul.../ref=pd_cp_e_4

sorry, i'm ignorant with regard to this stuff.
They will work too, and the difference is, that I linked you to a 4GB module, and you linked to two 2GB modules. If you have the money, and don't mind having any extra RAM, I would go for it. But 4GB RAM might more than suffice your needs.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 11:23 AM   #7
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They will work too, and the difference is, that I linked you to a 4GB module, and you linked to two 2GB modules. If you have the money, and don't mind having any extra RAM, I would go for it. But 4GB RAM might more than suffice your needs.
the link i gave is for 2, 4, or 8gb...the one i sent is more expensive, just wondering why. yours is "value ram".
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 10:08 AM   #8
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I currently have 2GB installed on my Late 2009 Unibody (White) MacBook.

I've seen some posts saying it worked, some saying just do 4GB. Can anyone confirm that this model will handle 8GB without any negative side effects?
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 07:50 PM   #9
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Some sites are selling 2x4GB memory kits for this macbook so it should work.

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memor...ade/DDR3_White
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