Need Help. Upgraded RAM and Having Problems.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GG2213, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. GG2213 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    #1
    Hey I have a late 2008 Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo that I upgraded to Lion 10.7.3 and a couple years ago I also upgraded the RAM from 2gb to 4gb, which is supposed to be the max. However, I was informed that it can actually hold up to 8gb. So, about a week ago I installed 2 Crucial 4gb sticks of RAM and the computer works fine. It recognizes the 8gb of RAM, it seems to be faster, but...after a couple days, a ding noise comes out of the speakers every 10 minutes exactly. So, I took the casing off, took out and put back in the RAM making sure it was in there properly, and now does it not only continue to beep but I also can't get the battery to fit in all the way making it impossible to put the bottom casing back on. I am going to put the 4gb back in for now but in the meantime, I would like for someone to help me out. Or at least someone to tell me I'm an idiot for putting 8gb of RAM into a computer that can "technically" only hold 4gb...

    Thanks everyone,
    -GG
     
  2. greenchiliman macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Location:
    Chicago
    #2
    You need to really double check that the ram is seated correctly. If it is installed properly, you would be able to get the battery back in.
     
  3. GG2213 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    #3
    I am almost positive it is installed properly. I just put the 4gb back in and the battery still won't fit. I know Apple has had some issues with battery swelling so I am starting to wonder if that is the problem. It doesn't really looked swelled but its also not fitting so is there any other way to tell?
     
  4. iLukeJoseph macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    #4
    Easy way to find out... Take the memory out and put the battery back in without the memory installed.
     
  5. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Location:
    UK
    #5
    Bingo. If this is still the case then either it has swelled, or you're simply not doing it right ;P

    Besides, surely you can visibly tell if the RAM is obstructing the battery?

    Also, to make sure you are doing it right, follow the procedure here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1270#link5
     
  6. GG2213 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    #6
    I am almost positive I am doing everything correctly. I have upgraded the RAM before and was able to put everything back together just fine. I just took out all the RAM and the battery still isn't fitting back in properly. It must be swollen but I am just finding it hard to believe that it swelled at the exact same time I decided to upgrade my RAM again...
     
  7. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Location:
    UK
    #7
    Well taking it out would have give it the chance to expand. I doubt it was just a spontaneous occurrence that coincided with you removing it.
     
  8. rajiv.n macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2012
    #8
    Current RAM is 1067MHz, can i get use a 1333MHz ram?

    hi i have a Macbook 2008 aluminium. 2.4 GHz.

    Wanted to upgrade my RAM from 2GB to 4GB.

    My current 2GB (2 cards of 1GB each) runs at 1067GHz, will a 4 GB ram (2 cards of 2GB each) running at 1333GHz work???

    Also, I read in one of the blogs that this macbook can support up to 8GB even though Apple Support says a Max of 4GB

    Please help!
    Thanks :)
     
  9. robvas macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    #9
    You can use 1333MHz RAM. And as long as you have the latest firmware update, you can install 8GB
     

Share This Page