8GB of RAM - MacBook 5,1

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by robvas, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. robvas macrumors 68020

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    I had been thinking about upgrading for a couple days - even though I didn't really -need- to. I saw 4GB PC3-8500 1066MHz RAM for $19.99 each, but my local Best Buy had 2x4GB PNY PC3-10666 1333MHz RAM for $41.99, I figured if it didn't work I'd just bring it back. Works great! Shows up as 1333MHz, too. Sure beats ordering from NewEgg or Amazon and then waiting for it to show up, even if it cost a buck more.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Macbook5,1 means the Late 08 Aluminum ones right? Also, does it work as 1066MHz or as 1333MHz?
     
  3. robvas thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes, aluminum. It shows up as 1333mhz in about this Mac
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Have you done Geekbench test to see if you get 1333MHz speeds or are limited to 1066MHz?
     
  5. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    Can the unibody macbooks be upgraded to 8GB or is 4GB the limit? OWC shows 8GB as compatible, but I don't know if they are just trying to sell me something that doesnt work.
     
  6. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    Unibody MacBooks could use 8GB of RAM. No worries. OWC is not selling you lies.
     
  7. east85 macrumors 65816

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    Just take a look at my signature, running 8 gigs and it's as smooth as a knife through butter. :D
     
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