Upgrade to 8GB:) failed :(

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jb9527, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Jb9527 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    I bought "Allcomponents" 2X4GB ddr3 1066MHz memory from newegg. I tried to replace the 2X1GB chips in the 2010 mid macbook. When I inserted the two new chips and turned it on, it kept beeping. And then, I removed one chip and left one in either slot, it still kept beeping. And then, I added one 1GB chip to form a 1+4 GB combination, it worked! And then, I changed the 4GB to the other one, it still worked. And the os X can recognize the 5GB.

    Strange, right?

    Do I need to buy any special model designed for macbooks?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    MacBook Pro or MacBook? You can't put 8GB in a MB afaik.

    Yes, go to crucial.com to find your memory.
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Unofficially, it should be fine.
  4. DeviledMoon macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2010
    The macbook brand (white and black models, new and old) will support a MAX of 4GB of SO-DIMM Ram.

    while Pros can take up to 8GB
  5. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
    And officially if it doesn't work, Apple wont' support you. :D

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