Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 4:23 AM (in response to cancer393)
ok, so i played around even more with the configuration of putting in the memory and i've now been able to get one 4gb to work with the original 2x2gb ones.
It's just not liking the second 4gb anywhere i try to put it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to cancer393)
Mac's are extemly picky about the memory that is in them.Where did you purchase the memory from?
What is the eaxct model identifier for your Mac (go to Apple->About this Mac->System Report, the model identifer is in the hardware overview section).
Also what is the exact memeory type that you purchased?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:06 PM (in response to cancer393)
Which would seem to suggest that you may (unusually) have a doubtful memory module. Less unusually, you would have paid over the top for it.
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Both companies have facilities to guide you and will recommend the correct memory package to meet whatever needs you describe to them.
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:09 PM (in response to cancer393)
Well if you got it from Apple you have to figure it's the right RAM as long as you selected the right system. In that case I'd contact them and explain the situation. Do you have Apple Care? You could just take it to an Apple Store Genius Bar and have it taken care of.
Of course if there is any chance you could return the memory and get your money back you could get the same memory for a fraction of the cost online.