Where Can I Upgrade RAM On My MacBook?

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  1. JPM42 macrumors 6502

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    I have an early 2008 white 2.1 GHz Macbook that I purchased in July 2008. I bought it for school and figured that the 1 GB of RAM that it came with at the time would suffice. As time has gone on, though, it has not and I have finally decided to upgrade the RAM. Anyways, on the recommendation of someone, I went to this site, and upgraded to 2 GB. As I go to put it in last night, I had some interesting issues. I would get the beep when the computer started and sometimes it would start up, but it would only show up as 1 GB of RAM and the computer would act funny. However, most of the time, the beeps were just going on at start up so finally I put in the old RAM. So as I go to take it back, does anyone have any recommendations on where else I can purchase RAM? What are the recommended places?

    Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  3. JPM42 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! Even though the RAM I bought has the same exact specifications as the ones from Crucial, what is it that could still cause the RAM I have not to work?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You might not be fitting it correctly. It might be faulty. The "spec" is actually quite complex: much more than just the speed and type of RAM so the RAM you have may not actually be in spec...
     

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