Macbook Pro 2008 memory problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gohome190, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. gohome190 macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2007
    I have 2 GB of RAM in my mbp right now, but I just got two new stick of 2 GB's each. However, it's the weirdest thing! I tried them both in at once, and the mbp doesn't boot at ALL. However, if I use one of the old 1 GB sticks, and one of the new sticks (doesn't matter which one), it boots up fine! And, it recognizes the new memory! Right now it says 3 GB of memory. so why wouldn't the two new sticks work together?

    The new ones are both:2GB DDR2 PC2 6400 SODIMM

  2. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    are you sure you should have had PC 6400? I believe that unit takes PC5300. You could simply have the wrong memory and it will not work in a dual channel configuration because of it.

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