Ram Compatibility

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by callumrussell1, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. callumrussell1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013
    Hello Forum, I recently purchased: 2x


    To upgrade my MacbookPro to 8GB of RAM. When I install the RAM and turn my Mac on all that I get is a black screen and the sleep light at the bottom left of the mac.
    I read reviews and did some research into choosing the ram before making my purchase and I'm not sure why it isn't working... :/
    I think that I have a late 2011 Macbook but I am not 100% sure as it was a few years ago that I bought it. So it could be either a late 2011 or early 2011 model

    I've link in the specs of my Mac if that helps anyone to decipher which model it is. If anyone could give me some advice on why the RAM chips aren't working I would really appreciate it, I only received the RAM two days ago so any advice of what I'm doing wrong or what to replace the RAM with would be terrific.

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP71.0039.B0B
    SMC Version (system): 1.62f7
    Serial Number (system): W80474H6ATM
    Hardware UUID: 990FAA3A-E667-5549-9C56-333A06E320FC
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled"

    Thanks very much :)
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. callumrussell1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013
    Damn, I actually realised just shortly after posting this that it was a 2010 model so had my fingers cross that it wouldn't affect it :L

    Thanks for your help, I'll return the ram and swap it for a 8gb 1333 kit
  4. callumrussell1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013
  5. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013

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