Upgrade RAM more than the maximum capacity?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Justin098, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. Justin098 macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook late 2008 aluminium with a base memory of 2GB. I know that the maximum capacity is 4GB, can I upgrade it 5GB or higher? If so, what will happen?
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  3. WildCard^ macrumors regular

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  4. Justin098 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They say on that article that I need to use their RAMs. Can I use other brands and have the same performance?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your MacBook supports up to 8GB of RAM. Specs are here.
    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can use any brand of RAM. RAM of the same specs will have the same performance, regardless of brand.
     
  7. inck243 macrumors member

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    I have the same Macbook! late 2008. Mine has the 2.4 core two duo. About a year ago I bought this 8 GB memory kit for $38.00

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148276

    But now it's not available and it seems the prices on 8GB DDR3 1066 have gone up :/

    But it's been working very well and I love the extra performance! I am running OSX Mavericks on this thing and it's really fast. I just bought this SSD from Newegg which was also on sale. So if you want a SSD then you should see all the deals that are posted on this site called slick deals.net and get a SSD on sale!
     

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