Kernel Panics on Mid-2009 13" MacBook Pro after installing new RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by inket, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. inket macrumors regular

    inket

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    Hey guys,

    My friend upgraded the RAM on his Mid-2009 13" MBP and now Safari keeps closing randomly and he had experienced some kernel panics.

    New RAM is DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM 4GB PC3-10600 from "Apotop" (never heard of them) but he's still having the panics even after getting a replacement (same make and model replacement).

    What to do ? Can he get a file that explains the reason of the panis or something ?

    Is 1333Mhz even supported ? I know the official ones are 1066Mhz but people on these forums swore that 1333Mhz works fine...
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    get some better quality ram; I'd say it's clear you ram is cheap junk.

    you can put the original ram back in and see if the panics stop, if they do your new ram is bad.
     
  3. inket thread starter macrumors regular

    inket

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    The panics do stop with the old RAM. Can you confirm that 1333Mhz RAM works with 09' MBP (doesn't matter if underclocked to 1066Mhz) ?
     
  4. tucks000 macrumors newbie

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    Yes, i have a Mid-2009 13" MBP. I tested many ram's as some 1333 Mhz work and some don't. Don't have any idea as to why it happens. Currently i have installed one 4GB DDR3 1066 & 2GB DDR3 1333. It works even though its mixed config. I would suggest getting samsung or transcend ram
     

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