RAM for my old Macbook unibody

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by yOyOYoo, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

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    I'm currently rocking an old 13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008 Macbook.

    Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
    Software OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)

    Since upgrading to OS X Lion and Mountain Lion, my laptop is running a bit sluggish and I would like to upgrade the RAM.

    Where can I go for reliable economically priced RAM and can someone please provide me with a direct link?

    Reading the apple support website, it looks like I can get 2 x 2GB = 4GB memory total. 2 SO-DIMMs of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-8500).

    However when I click on "About this Mac" and "memory" I'm told:

    "Your Mac contains 2 memory slots, each of which accepts
    a 1067 MHz DDR3 memory module."

    So i'm just confused, do I need 1067 MHz or 1066 MHz RAM and where should I go to get it??:confused:

    Thank you for clearing this up.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    That machine can take a total of 8GB. The ram's actual speed is 1066.6Mhz. That's why some say 1066 and 1067. They either round up or down. It's the same speed, just different rounding.
     
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  4. yOyOYoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the clarifications, any suggestions on where to get it? (looking for a direct link)

    Thanks.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Amazon, NewEgg, Crucial. Just make sure to get the smaller laptop ram instead of the longer desktop ram.
     
  6. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

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    Seconded on Newegg. You can buy any DDR3 laptop RAM up to 8GB and it will work fine. It'll downclock if it's over 1066mhz.
     
  7. DrivetheGreen66 macrumors newbie

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    I just upgraded to 8 gb crucial ram in my aluminum unibody MacBook. I got it for $41.99 shipped from newegg. Its super easy to upgrade in this MacBook. It made my MacBook much more responsive and no more spinning beachballs. Next I'm planning on upgrading to a 7200 rpm wd hdd.
     
  8. yOyOYoo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome, what brand did you go with?
     
  9. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

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  10. DrivetheGreen66 macrumors newbie

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    I went with Crucial. That's what I've always used in any of my builds. It sure beats the stock no brand Apple ram.
     
  11. DrivetheGreen66 macrumors newbie

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    I think that an ssd is an upgrade that will really speed up a MacBook. More so than the ram.
     

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