Upgrade RAM more than the maximum capacity?

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

  1. Justin098 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2013
    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


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  3. WildCard^ macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2013
  4. Justin098 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2013
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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


    May 16, 2008
    You can use any brand of RAM. RAM of the same specs will have the same performance, regardless of brand.
  7. inck243 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    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


    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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