MacBook Unsupported RAM Upgrade Anecdotes

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  1. DockMac macrumors regular

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  2. imageWIS macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it works no prob, be sure to get 1066 PC3-8500. OWC seems to make the most stable 8 GB for the MB Aluminum Unibody.
     
  3. DockMac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks imageWIS. What do you mean by most stable? How does it compare to Crucial? G-Skill?
     
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Crucial and G.Skill are both great brands. Stability is going to be the same across the board, just make sure you get the correct RAM.

    OWC's website is a great tool for finding compatible RAM, but theirs is often more expensive (normally by $10-20). Look on Amazon for cheaper alternatives and just references OWCs specs for your machine to make sure you got it right.

    EDIT: Here, I did the work for you :)
    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-CT2CP...-SODIMM/dp/tech-data/B001MX5YWI/ref=de_a_smtd
     
  5. robvas macrumors 68030

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    I bought 2x4GB of PNY memory at Best Buy for $41.99, I have the same Mac.

    It was PC-1066 (DDR 1333MHz), works great.
     
  6. DockMac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!!!

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    Great to know it works! Thanks:).
     
  7. imageWIS macrumors 6502a

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    I personally have 4 GB of Crucial on my MB, but I have read that the OWC is the best for 8 GB for that model, YMMV.
     
  8. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    OWC does testing to determine the max RAM capacity in all Macs and then posts that on their website. They would obviously prefer you buy from them so they make money, but in reality RAM is all the same for the most part. If its name brand then it should all be high quality.
     

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