MacBook Unsupported RAM Upgrade Anecdotes

imageWIS

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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.
 

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

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Thanks imageWIS. What do you mean by most stable? How does it compare to Crucial? G-Skill?
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-CT2CP51264BC1067-204-PIN-PC3-8500-SODIMM/dp/tech-data/B001MX5YWI/ref=de_a_smtd
 

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DockMac

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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-CT2CP51264BC1067-204-PIN-PC3-8500-SODIMM/dp/tech-data/B001MX5YWI/ref=de_a_smtd
Thanks!!!

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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.
Great to know it works! Thanks:).
 

imageWIS

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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-CT2CP51264BC1067-204-PIN-PC3-8500-SODIMM/dp/tech-data/B001MX5YWI/ref=de_a_smtd
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.
 

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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.
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.