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After RAM upgrade question.

vnle

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Jun 3, 2010
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Hi Guys,

I just (about 5 minutes ago) upgraded my early 2011 macbook pro RAM from 4gb to 8gb. It seems everything went fine, my system recognizes the RAM and nothing's crashing. It's much faster then before but my question is this: I went into "About this Mac" to ensure that the system was recognizing the new RAM.
It does and has all the requisite information ... but the serial number is just a bunch of zeros ... is that what it's supposed to be? How come it was able to recognize manufacturer and part number but not the serial number?

BTW: I used these: http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-204-p...JQQI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325632549&sr=8-1

Thanks!
 
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Nov 28, 2010
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Huh ... what RAM did you get? And does this really post any potential problems? I can't see any but what do I know? :rolleyes:

Hmm, just so you know, the Macs I upgraded with RAM without serial numbers did perform like they did before, though less paging was involved.
 
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vnle

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Jun 3, 2010
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Hmm, just so you know, the Macs I upgraded with RAM without serial numbers did perform like they did before, though less paging was involved.

Yea, I think my mac is performing really well (for the last hour or so I used it). I have zero page outs. I'm not too worried about the serial numbers ... just curious .. :p

Thanks for the replies guys! :D
 
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Ccrew

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Feb 28, 2011
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my new ram shows up with a serial number


Mine doesn't and works fine.

BANK 0/DIMM0:

Size: 8 GB
Type: DDR3
Speed: 1333 MHz
Status: OK
Manufacturer: 0x029E
Part Number: 0x434D534F344758334D314131333333433920
Serial Number: 0x00000000

BANK 1/DIMM0:

Size: 8 GB
Type: DDR3
Speed: 1333 MHz
Status: OK
Manufacturer: 0x029E
Part Number: 0x434D534F344758334D314131333333433920
Serial Number: 0x00000000
 
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Bluedog54

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Dec 7, 2011
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my new ram shows up with a serial number

As does mine. I just installed Kingston 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3 in early 2011 I7 MBP

BANK 0/DIMM0:

Size: 4 GB
Type: DDR3
Speed: 1600 MHz
Status: OK
Manufacturer: 0x0198
Part Number: 0x4B485831363030433953332F344758202020
Serial Number: 0x90184A7D

BANK 1/DIMM0:

Size: 4 GB
Type: DDR3
Speed: 1600 MHz
Status: OK
Manufacturer: 0x0198
Part Number: 0x4B485831363030433953332F344758202020
Serial Number: 0x9018297E
 
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rebby

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Nov 19, 2008
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my new ram shows up with a serial number

Same here.


BANK 0/DIMM0:

Size: 4 GB
Type: DDR3
Speed: 1333 MHz
Status: OK
Manufacturer: 0x80AD
Part Number: 0x484D54333531533642465238432D48392020
Serial Number: 0x269033AA

BANK 1/DIMM0:

Size: 4 GB
Type: DDR3
Speed: 1333 MHz
Status: OK
Manufacturer: 0x80AD
Part Number: 0x484D54333531533642465238432D48392020
Serial Number: 0x2650339A

Corsair RAM IIRC
 
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thatoneguy82

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Jul 23, 2008
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I've upgraded to 8GB for several months now and I just checked and mine has a serial number similar to the previous posters. I purchased the RAM from amazon and they are 2x4-GB DDR3 SODIMM Modules.
 
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