Late 2008 Macbook RAM - will this work?

AppleDogs

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 5, 2017
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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
smile.amazon.com/Crucial-Single-PC3-14900-SODIMM-204-Pin/dp/B00KSLPNN0
 

DeltaMac

macrumors G3
Jul 30, 2003
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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)