Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2011 3:36 PM (in response to Jesseeeeee)Hey Jesseeeeee & welcome to the forums.
This is very interesting! What brand of RAM are you using?
Please keep an eye on how your computer is performing & let us know if any issues arise. I'm quite curious!
~Lyssa13" White Macbook; 160 GB black iPod Classic ^_^, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iBook G4 (Tiger); 3G iPod, Blueberry iBook/Gemini. iPhone 4 ^_^
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2011 11:17 PM (in response to Lyssa)I bought the Crucial 2x 4GB pack. If I have any issues, I'll be sure to post them to this thread, though I don't anticipate any.
It's great to be able to run 3 VMs, iTunes, MSOffice, XCode, compile, and rsync all at the same time, without any paging.Macbook 5,2 Early 2009 White, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2011 10:16 PM (in response to Jesseeeeee)I just tried this with my 2009 2.13GHz board. I too get 8GB working. This is a macbook logic board that I have installed in an Apple G4 Cube enclosure. I'm currently running it with a 128GB SSD drive as my boot drive and an internal 500GB hybrid as a built in backup on the optical drive SATA connector. The internal Superdrive is connected via USB. Everything can be powered either the MagSafe or original MacBook battery which I also installed in the cube.
Very snappy with 8GB of RAM!MacBook5,2, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2011 11:43 AM (in response to Jesseeeeee)
Your success story motivated me to do the same to my early 2009 macbook. I just got the exact same memory today from newegg.ca and I'm glad to report that it works like a charm! The 8GB is detected and can be fully used. Woot, no more excessive paging! Now I can run two virtual machines, xcode, photoshop and two browsers seamlessly. Thanks for the post!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2011 1:54 PM (in response to Jesseeeeee)
is it the pack?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2011 1:55 PM (in response to samuelfromsantiago)
Yea that's the one. You can probably get it cheaper on other sites if you look around. I've had this memory in my computer for a while now and I'm glad to say that it's been working like a charm. The battery life does drain faster if the full memory is being utilized, but it hasn't been too dramatic (30% decrease maybe). My battery is about to die anyways so I don't care. I'm curious to see the effects on a brand new one. Hope that helps anyone.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2011 8:01 AM (in response to Jesseeeeee)
Hi, I am very interested in upgrading my macbook to 8GB too, but I just have a question ...
Have you tried to re-install/install snow leopard or lion with this memory?
and don't you get occasionally any corrupted files, whether files/photos/videos/downloads etc?? ...
I asked becuase I have tried to upgrade my memory before with other brands and I have had troubles, memory is recognized and the computer apparently works fine, memory passes all hardware tests... but in some tasks, in my case specifically when re-installing the OS or when working with files over 3GB (photos or videos) then files get corrupted and I get error messages....I know this is a memory issue because if I go back to the original memory then everything works fine. So I am just curious to find out if you really haven't had any issue using this memory.
(Macbook 5,2 Early 2009 - Lion 10.7.2 - 2GB Original Memory)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2011 2:56 PM (in response to GeraCh)
I haven't tried reinstalling the OS and I haven't upgraded to Lion yet. I don't think it would be an issue since I don't get any corruption errors at all. I use vmware virtual machine and Xcode daily and they both take a substantial amount of memory. I haven't had any problems yet and it's been several months now. I would suggest giving crucial memory a try.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 1:23 AM (in response to freddyhm)
Thanks David, Thanks Freddy... this is all what I needed to hear... it sounds like it really works great and without any issue at all. I will follow your advise and give it a try.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2012 4:40 AM (in response to Jesseeeeee)
Still working guys? It's a bit of an investment for some of us. It hasn't yet been a month yet, but can anyone report on any issues you may have had? I'd like to upgrade too. Thanks.