New MacBook 2GB PC3-8500 vs 4GB PC2-5300

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by thiagos, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. thiagos macrumors 6502

    thiagos

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    #1
    Hey guys, I was wondering if I could buy a 4GB (2X 2GB PC2-5300) instead of the overpriced 4GB (2X2GB PC3-8500) RAM for my new Aluminum MacBook.

    If so would it be faster with the 2GB PC3-8500 RAM or with the 4GB PC2-5300 RAM?

    Please only repost if you are knowledgeable on the subject.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    You can only use DDR3 RAM in a new MacBook. PC2-XXXX is DDR2 and will not even physically fit.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    The new Late 2008 MacBook (Pro) only take 204-pin DDR3-1066 (8500) SODIMMs.

    It looks like the chipset is temperamental as well with after market RAM.
     

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