RAM upgrade - Late 2007 Macbook

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  1. etchells macrumors newbie

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    Hi all.

    I have a late 2007 macbook, that came with a 80GB hard drive and 1GB RAM. I have since upgrade it to a 160GB HD and 2GB RAM. My question is, what are the actual limits in terms of RAM? Im not struggling for HD space, but i do run some 3D rendering software from time to time and wondered how far i could take the RAM before it started causing any problems.

    Also, i understand my macbook won't support Mountain Lion because of the graphics issues, (Im currently on Snow Leopard still) is there any way to upgrade them?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. etchells thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but that is why I also posted a link to the RAM guide, for you to see, that the late 2007 MB can support 6 GB RAM.
    Ahhhhhh.
     
  4. etchells thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha im sorry i missed the bold writing..... :eek:

    Thanks a lot, much appreciated.
     
  5. AWallen90 macrumors 6502

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    Depending on what you are using it for sometimes 4GB 2x2GB provides petter performance than a 4GB and 2GB stick.
     
  6. saggel macrumors regular

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    I didn't know that... and I have 2x2GB installed on my early 2008 macbook. Looking at the prices for the 4gb one, I don't thing it's worth the update... :confused:
     
  7. saggel macrumors regular

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    and... I'll tell you tomorrow whether it's worth it... :D
     
  8. saggel macrumors regular

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    Hijacking the thread,
    I've received the memory...
    But it's not working :(
    My laptop just beeps :(
    It's a 4GB 200pin 667 - 5300 Samsung memory!
    And the other slot has a 2GB Corsair Mac Memory
     
  9. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps? You need to firmly seat the chips. If not, test them with memtest.
     
  10. saggel macrumors regular

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    I think it was one beep and then two... or three...
    I tried every possible combination so it's not that I didn't installed them properly!
     
  11. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    1 beep = no RAM installed
    2 beeps = incompatible RAM types
    3 beeps = no good banks
    4 beeps = no good boot images in the boot ROM (and/or bad sys config block)
    5 beeps = processor is not usable

    In addition to the beeps, on some computers the power LED will flash a corresponding number of times plus one. The LED will repeat the sequence after approximately a 5-second pause. The tones are only played once.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1547
     
  12. saggel macrumors regular

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    Tried again twice!
    It's two beeps and then three!
    Both times, different combinations!

     
  13. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Try installing one chip at a time to see if one or the other have beep errors.
     
  14. saggel macrumors regular

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    I did... none!
    All work fine by themselves!
     
  15. saggel macrumors regular

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    People in here are amazing...
    logana sent me a memory to help me fix my problem...
    and guess what? I now have 6GB of ram on my early 2008 macbook...
    Thank you so much brother...!!! :D
     
  16. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    That was very nice of him. Glad you got it fixed.
     

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