Macbook with a burnt out RAM port - how to upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by denseuk, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. denseuk macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2011

    My white Macbook 2.0 GhZ Intel Core 2 duo has lost one of its RAM ports. I was planning on upgrading its RAM and read that it would have been possible to upgrade 2 x 2 GB RAM to give it 4 gb of RAM, however this would have only given it 3.3 gb because it was a Santa Rosa machine.

    What I would like to know is if I could still do a similar trick and put in 1 x 4gb RAM in to get the 3.3or should I just stick with basic 1 x 2gb RAM upgrade in the single port.?
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    My slightly older MacBook Core Duo has the same issue - a dead RAM slot. Mine takes 2GB max, quoted everywhere as 2x1GB, but it's been working wonderfully with 1x2GB for a good while now. I can't say that it would definitely work for your MacBook, but with RAM prices being so cheap, it's worth a shot. Just buy from somewhere that's cool with you returning it if it doesn't work (like Newegg).

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