8GB of RAM in late 2009 unibody MacBook?

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  1. happle macrumors 6502a

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    first off i want to say i already tried using MROOGLE and couldn't find much.

    so is it possible yet to run 8gb of ram in the late 2009 unibody macbook?

    i have 4gb now. but when im using reason 5, safari open, itunes open, possibly a pages, maybe mail etc etc. my 4gb is pretty much all taken up. so i was hoping 8gb was stable on my mac.
     
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  3. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok thanks
     
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  6. trident2010 macrumors newbie

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    8gb Upgrade for Late Model Macbook

    I recently bought 8 gb of RAM and installed. Seemed to work ok then I got intermittent messages telling me, "You need restart your computer immmediately...." When I looked up this issue, the consensus was the RAM itself was etiher bad or imcompatible. So I can either stick with the 4 gb that Apple says is my maximum or get 8gb from a different supplier. For those of you that upgraded.....who do you recommend to purchase the 8gb from? thanks
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yup, 8GB is the limit. Not sure how well it will run or how reliable it is though. 6GB works fine, so you'll get 6GIGS at least ;)
     
  8. pingu79 macrumors newbie

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    hello, i have a mb late 09.
    i would to upgrade the memory to 8GB
    what brand and what model i have to buy?

    thanks :)
     
  9. Hintze--Design macrumors newbie

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    Memory -"CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model CM3X8GSDKIT1066 G" was in used. I really like them., because of low latency cas 7 and it is a corsair - They have the high quality and ultra high performance products.
    :apple:HD:apple:
     
  10. Nago, Jul 20, 2011
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    We're talking about late 2009 white (plastic) unibody macbook right?

    I used Crucial's RAM app and it said max ram is 4GB, so I don't know what to buy...

    Thanks in advance!
     
  11. darrennie macrumors newbie

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    Here is a quote from MacTracker on the Ram "issue", hope it sheds some light.
     
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  13. aleXXXps macrumors member

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    So the MacBook 7,1 also takes 8gb? I upgraded mine to 4gb because that's what crucial's memory program told me it would take. Now I feel kinda bummed out if it will take 8gb and run fine.
     
  14. Jony Mac, Jul 29, 2011
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    I know this thread is kinda old but doing my "homework" I'm getting mixed feedback.

    I currently have 2GB installed on my Late 2009 Unibody (White) MacBook. I was going to upgrade to 4GB of RAM since I installed Lion, but I'm curious if I could goto 8GB. If I'm going to upgrade might as well go the max I can.

    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?

    *Apple officially supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM, but third-parties have confirmed that it actually supports 8 GB of RAM.
     
  15. yurena, Jul 31, 2011
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    There are MAC sites selling 4GB+4GB memory upgrade kits (see below) so it should be fine. I just got 4GB as I've read on this forum that it also works on 6GB, that way I don't have to discard my memory to buy an expensive one.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade/DDR3_White

    Some links to help you upgrade the RAM on the MB:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1651#link1
    http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/macbook_13_09_unibody_mem/
    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-MacBook-Unibody-Model-A1342-RAM/1666/1



    Hope this helps.
     
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  18. agg23, Aug 6, 2011
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    Yes I do
    Ok, I will...

    I ended up buying from Newegg instead of Amazon and getting Corsair instead of Kingston...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233179

    Amazon's price went up :)

    I'll be running a few benchmarking programs to see the overall improvement.

    Edit: Ran GeekBench and got a score of 3558...
     
  19. BL4zD macrumors 6502

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    That's the model I have and I bought this kit http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001UNI80A on the 2nd. It's running perfectly stable and I think it was the same price or near enough to 4gb not to bother going any less than 8. Whether it's Lion or the new Safari, I don't know but I'm sure glad I didn't go less than 8gb given the exorbitant memory usage since I updated.

    Also, I bought it when it was $42 dollars with a rebate but now invisiblehand is showing it at newegg for $45
     
  20. agg23 macrumors newbie

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    I wish I would have seen that first... I spent 10 dollars more :(
     
  21. macintoshBR macrumors newbie

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    Just bought 8gb from Amazon (Kingston).

    Let's see if it works on MB unibody late 2009.

    I have always used Kingston in all my computers and it's good.
     
  22. cba530 macrumors newbie

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    what happened to your 8gb upgrade? i just did mine with corsair (2 x 4Gb), first it was booting well until i tried opening a youtube video it hanged and after that is just gave me errors. i returned & exchanged the corsair for kingston but same thing happened. anybody experienced this before?
     
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  24. Miltonius macrumors newbie

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    Which Is Better?

    Hey there guys,
    I currently have a 2009 (Late) Macbook White Unibody, running Snow Leopard. I was going to upgrade my RAM, and came across a small question...

    Which RAM stick should I use... I am wondering which one is better of the two...

    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Modules-1066MHz-KTA-MB1066K2-8G/dp/B001PS9UKW

    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-204-p...ectronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1338629416&sr=1-1-fkmr0

    Just on a side note: Will both of these work on my Macbook?
    In system profiler my current Mac is saying, that the Ram it is using - is 1067 MHz and the ones offered on amazon (as far as I am aware) are only 1066 MHz (does this mean they are better) and compatible or not?

    Please & Thank You In Advanced Guys,

    Regards,
    Milt. :)
     

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