Ram problem

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by BeachBaby, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. BeachBaby macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2009
    Bought a mid 09' white macbook. 2.13ghz with 2gb 800mhz ram.

    The bf has a late 06' Macbookpro with 667mhz ram and i put one of his old 1gb sticks in with my 2gb stick. It at first worked fine. Turned on said i had 3gb 667 then did a lined white screen and had to be shut off.

    Tried another stick of the ram and worked for about a half hour then the computer displayed a message saying it needed to be shut down and would restart to a black screen and a solid white light. :mad:

    Shouldn't my macbook just work with the slower ram and down the speed of the 2gb to 667? Its almost like the mac likes it one second then its like yeah i'm not liking this anymore and causes problems.

    Does for some reason my computer just not support that slow of ram or is something else wrong?
  2. madmacfan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    London, United Kingdom
    It sounds like you're using the wrong type of RAM sticks For your mid 09 Macbook. Your Macbook will only accept 800MHZ DDR2 Ram Sticks and will not support anything slower. Ensure you use the correct Ram for your macbook to avoid problems.
  3. BeachBaby thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2009
    So thats my problem then. With all my Pc's it just downed the faster memory and worked fine. :/

    Well now i know. Thanks! :)

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