MacBook Model and hardware mismatch

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  1. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    I my MacBook claims it is a 5,2 and RAM speed is 800MHz, however the processor speed is 2GHz, the HDD is 120GB and the Serial number claim to be 5,1

    Anyone understand?
     
  2. green86 macrumors 6502

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    The 2009 2.0 GHz MacBook is model 5,2. Where do you see 5,1? What do you mean serial number?
     
  3. CaoCao thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    That's kinda strange. It's like you have a 5,1.5 with older processor and HDD size but newer RAM speed. Are you the original owner?

    Try this link to Identify Your Mac.
     
  5. green86 macrumors 6502

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    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...duo-2.0-white-13-early-2009-nvidia-specs.html

    Lists it as 5,2. Wikipedia is wrong. Have you upgraded the RAM? If so my guess is that the 2.0 supports 800 Mhz ram as it has the same internals and identical chipsets.. so there really is no reason it shouldn't support 800 Mhz ram. Can you list screenshots please?

    EDIT: The aluminum 2.0 Ghz is Macbook 5,1. So you have a 5,2 if yours is white. Mactracker also lists yours as 5,2. Its definitely a 5,2.
     
  6. CaoCao thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Open box from an Apple reseller (Fry's Electronics)

    Link says it's a 5,1 basically


    Green86, I checked OWC and it isn't listed (doesn't list either pre-unibody 2009 refreshes)
     
  7. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    Does the serial number physically printed on the machine (underneath) match the model number in "About this Mac"? Furthermore, do they both match the serial number on the computer box?
     
  8. CaoCao thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    can I remove battery if plugged in while on?
     
  9. green86 macrumors 6502

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    OWC isn't the end all authority, just a retailer. I really don't care what they say. I gave you links to two websites/programs that make it their business to identify mac models, and both list 5,2... if you want to believe you have some mythical macbook go ahead. But the fact is it's a 5,2.
     
  10. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it should be OK. But you might be able to see the serial number without taking the battery out.
     
  11. green86 macrumors 6502

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    Is it that hard to turn it off and unplug? lol
     

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