1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 in MB Uni 2008?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by adamfleming10, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. adamfleming10 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2013

    I'm looking at upgrading my Ram to 8GB of 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 RAM.

    I heard that the old Macbook Unibody 2008s can support up to 8GB, but does the clock speed make a difference?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. henry72 macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2009
    New Zealand
    Regarding the clock speed, I don't think the MacBook will get benefit of 1600MHz. Goto About This Mac and find out.
  3. adamfleming10 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2013
    I'm not worried too much about the macbook not getting the full benefits of the extra speed, just worried that it might not be compatible or might not work?
  4. madmacfan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    London, United Kingdom
    Macbooks in general can be very fussy as to what kind of ram they will accept. I really would try to avoid putting anything else in other than the recommended ram at the correct clock speed. Putting in anything else could cause your macbook to not boot and cause cause the system to lock up and freeze. For recommendations on the right type of ram for your macbook, have a look on everymac.com

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