2009 ram type

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Drich290195, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Drich290195 macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

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    Currently have 2gb In my jan 2009 MacBook 2 x 1gb pc2 5300 667mhz. On wiki says I can put 4gb in of pc2 6400 800mhz. Now I thought it had to be the same type or will it work with what it recommends the 800mhz type would appreciate some clarity thanks
     
  2. Tander macrumors 6502a

    Tander

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    If you put in 800 - chances are the MacBook will not boot up. You need to put the same type of RAM into the machine. So, 667Mhz. You can put 2 x 2GBs in.
     
  3. Drich290195, Aug 23, 2012
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    Drich290195 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

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    Cheers mate will do that will I notice a big difference 2 to 4
     
  4. gertruded macrumors regular

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    The early 2009 non unibody white Macbook 5.2 will take and use the faster memory. It comes with the 5300 but will take the 6400. I have had 4 gigs of 6400 in mine for the last 3 years and it works well.

    This was well covered in 2009 on this site.
     
  5. Hephaestus macrumors 6502

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    Go onto the Crucial memory site and enter your macbook specs and it will find the optimal RAM for your machine.

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/
     

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