laptop wont start after new memory upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nadasive, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Nadasive macrumors 6502

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    My macbook pro wont start after i installed ram??

    when i start the laptop, i can hear my superdrive making a clicking noise then it wont start. screen stays black and the little sleep light stays on.

    its a 2.16 ghz intel core duo macbook pro. about 2 3 years old.
    im trying to replace the original ram with a patriot sodium 2x2gb pc2-5300 667mhz ram sticks.

    could it be cause this laptop wont run 4gb of ram?
    any suggestions?
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The core duo model is actually now 5 years old(came out in 2006). It will not support more than 2GB RAM.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, the Core Duo is only 32-bit, and its chipset will only support up to 2GB
     
  4. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately, no. Your machine will not boot if there is more than two 1GB DIMMs installed.
     

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