Are the MBP unibody third party RAM issues fixed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by malone, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. malone macrumors member

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    When the MBP unibody was first released last year, it had issues handling third-party RAM (lockups, freezes, what-have-you). The issue wasn't with the RAM itself but with the way Apple was handling it at the OS or firmware level.

    Has the issue been fixed? Can I now buy (good quality) third-party RAM for my unibody MBP and expect no issues?

    Any light on this matter would be fantastic. Thanks!

    (tried searching the forums to no avail)
     
  2. malone thread starter macrumors member

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    Clarification on my question: have software updates for existing MBP unibodies fixed the issue? (not "are the new MBPs having any issues with 4 GB third party RAM")
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Never knew anyone with third-party RAM issues; I know some chips are not compatible, but that's not something that can be fixed via software.
     
  4. malone thread starter macrumors member

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    Apparently the issue was with the MB/MBPs themselves. It was covered pretty heavily in the months after the unibody release, and at least one article mentions that Apple acknowledged the problem. I haven't heard any news on whether the issue was finally resolved.

    Some links to articles on it:

    http://www.9to5mac.com/macbook-bad-day
    http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9122905
    http://www.slashgear.com/apple-macbook-3rd-party-ram-causing-instabilities-3020823/
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10119207-37.html
    http://www.tuaw.com/2008/12/07/aluminum-macbooks-unstable-after-3rd-party-ram-upgrade/

    I ended up buying some Mushkin memory. No problems so far. Crossing my fingers.
     

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