RAM for Early 2008 Black MacBook won't work

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 8vius, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. 8vius macrumors newbie

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    I just bought 2x2GB PC2-6400 800Mhz chips for my MacBook. When I put them in, the computer won't boot up, it will light up the white LED but the screen will just stay black.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Even though that ram is not the Macbook's PC2-5300 kind, it should still be backwards compatible.
     
  3. logana macrumors 65816

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    2008 MacBooks (MacBook 3,1 and 4,1) models will not start up with 2 PC6400 chips in them.....

    They need at least one PC5300 stick - the other stick can be PC6400.

    Whoever sold them them to you made a mistake. Return them and buy "proper" PC5300 i.e. avoid PNY.....
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Really? That is a rather silly thing for them to do.
     
  5. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

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  6. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    If the company you bought the RAM from accepts returns then I would return them and find the right RAM that works for your MacBook.
     

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