Late 2008 Macbook RAM - will this work?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AppleDogs, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. AppleDogs macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2017
    I have the version of the Late 2008 Aluminum Macbook that supports up to 8GB RAM. I have 4GB (2GBx2) of PC3-8500 1067Mhz RAM now and want to upgrade to 8GB.

    Can I install 2 of these? I can buy it cheaper than 1067 Mhz RAM. It says it runs at 1.5V (or 1.35V).

    Crucial 4GB Single DDR3 1866 MT/s (PC3-14900) SODIMM 204-Pin Memory - CT51264BF186DJ
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Having 8GB on any late 2008 MacBook will work. Even if the RAM is faster than the chipset.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Seems like you could try it, however - stepping up that far above the standard specs usually leaves you with an unstable system, if it even boots at all. The PC3-14900 is 3 steps faster than your recommended RAM.
    Two steps is more likely to work, also the 1067Mhz memory bus tends to be more finicky about "correct speed" than some others.

    How good is "cheaper", if it doesn't work?
    Try it out (make sure you can return it if it doesn't work)
  4. ryguy92000 macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2014
    Salt Lake City, UT
    always stick with the recommended speed. 8g of 1067 isn't that pricey after all.

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