MacBook 13-inch Mid 2010 RAM Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by szlatan, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. szlatan macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    I have Macbook 13-inch Mid 2010 and I would like to upgrade my memory cause I installed Lion OS and the built-in memory isn't enough for my use.
    I live in greece and the only compatible memory I found is this one (

    My question is if this memory is truly compatible and if i can buy two of this and use it as a set to get 4GB ram for my macbook.

    Thank you. :apple:
  2. szlatan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    Macbook, NOT Macbook PRO

    Thanks for the answer.
    I said that I own a Macbook not a Macbook PRO... could you please be more specific about my model?
  3. dijonemon, Oct 12, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011

    dijonemon macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011
    According to the specs, that 2GB memory module will be compatible with your Macbook. You can install 2 modules to get 4GB. Although Apple don't specify it, you can actually put 2 x 4GB modules into the Macbook to get 8GB.

    For installation instructions, see How to install memory (Mid-2010) Macbook
  4. szlatan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    Thanks for your clear answer. Could you please tell me if there's a substantial difference between using a set of RAM and using two different cards with the same specifications? I mean that if a set of RAM (for example 2x2GB) is produced to use it as a set (and that's clearly understood), are two-one RAM able to work together as a set too?That's my problem...
    As for the specifications of the memory I was talking about previously, I think that is exactly the same with that one that Apple sells on its store.
    If I am wrong, correct me.
  5. dijonemon macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011
    I am running a 2GB + 1GB set up in my older MacBook and they work well together. That's 1GB from hynix & 2GB from crucial.

    I don't see why different manufacturers cards wouldn't work together, particularly as long as they are the same rated memory (i.e; PC3-8500 Non-ECC). The one you posted had the same specifications as Apple. As I said before, Apple would only sell you 2x2GB however you can put 2x4GB for maximum performance. There are 4GB modules available on the greek site that you linked to before, I think they are around €22
  6. szlatan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
  7. rubencito macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2009
    memory on mid 2010 macbook

    just installed 8gb of memory 2x4gb on my macbook and is working fine.

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