MacBook 7.1 (Mid-2010) RAM issues

Tander

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Oct 21, 2011
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Hey guys,

So I thought it was time to upgrade the ram in my MacBook. It had 2GB DDR 3 1066Mhz RAM.

So, I wanted to go to 8GB. My Supplier gave me 2 x 4GB DDR 3 1333Mhz ram.

So, I pop'd both 4Gbs in. MacBook starts, but just beeps at me.
So I tried on 4GB model - same thing

I tried 4GB model and the original 1GB - it boots!
Tried this combo with both 4GB models, same story!

Checked in OS X Lion with About this mac and it shows 5GB with 1 x 1GB and 1 x 4GB.

Can anyone help me as to what is going on? :confused::(

Thank you!
 

blackburn

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Feb 16, 2010
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Where Judas lost it's boots.
That's because with the stock ram stick in it downgrades the speed from 1333 to 1066. You have 2 options in order to use 8gb of ram either you reprogram the spd or you return the sticks for 1066 ones.
 

Tander

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Oct 21, 2011
676
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Just as an update for anyone else interested:

I installed BootCamp onto the MacBook and installed Windows so to use a program called Thiapoon Burner and it allowed me to down clock the 1333 memory to 1066.

Now running 8GB DDR 3 :cool:

Since removed the boot camp as I don't use windows for anything.