Strange Memory Compatibility Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by BigOrangeSU, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. BigOrangeSU macrumors regular

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    Dec 22, 2008
    #1
    Hi-
    I have a macbook unibody that I bought in January of 2009. I am pretty sure the macbook is a late 2008 model, because I don't have the built in battery. According to Apple's site, my computer takes DDR2 PC2-5300.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1651

    But, the current memory (stock) that is in it is DDR3 running at 1067. What kind of memory is compatible with my macbook? I want to buy 4gb (2x2gb) of the best kind, guessing preferably any listed here:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010170381%201309239101%201309121118&name=4GB%20%282%20x%202GB%29

    So whats the deal? Thanks!


    Memory Slots:

    ECC: Disabled

    BANK 0/DIMM0:

    Size: 1 GB
    Type: DDR3
    Speed: 1067 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0x80CE
    Part Number: 0x4D34373142323837344448312D4346382020
    Serial Number: 0x480A2AA7

    BANK 0/DIMM1:

    Size: 1 GB
    Type: DDR3
    Speed: 1067 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0x80CE
    Part Number: 0x4D34373142323837344448312D4346382020
    Serial Number: 0x480A299C
     

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  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

    GfulDedFan

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    Location:
    Indiana
    #2
    You need to use DDR3 1066MHz SO-DIMM 204 Pin PC3-8500 memory. I enjoy the peace of mind in dealing with OWC. Their products are tested and guaranteed. They also have instructional videos on their site to help make the project a success.
     

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