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Suitable RAM kits for Aluminium MacBooks

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1xe Calculating status...
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Nov 19, 2008 6:34 AM
Please, everybody who updated new aluminum MacBooks to 4Gb DDR3 RAM,
post WORKING brands and kit names.

Thanks
MacBook 2.4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • laundry bleach Level 5 Level 5 (6,875 points)
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    Nov 19, 2008 11:37 AM (in response to 1xe)
    Apple's [4GB RAM upgrade|http://store.apple.com/us/memoryfamily/ME_MB] works great!
    PM G5, PB G4 17", iMac G5 20", iPod 5G 30GB, iPod Nano, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.5), AirPort Extreme (802.11n) WDS with AirPort Express
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
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    Nov 19, 2008 11:52 AM (in response to laundry bleach)
    laundry bleach wrote:
    Apple's [4GB RAM upgrade|http://store.apple.com/us/memoryfamily/ME_MB] works great!



    Interesting. I went there and put in my model and got:


    "MacBook

    * 13-inch with 2.4 GHz Processor

    No memory currently available for that model."

    Hmmm .... Good I'm happy with 2 GB!

    Edit: Looks like this is an informative related thread:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1757875&tstart=0

    Phil

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    MacBook Al 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Dell WinXP Desktop ; Original iPhone w/2.1
  • Resno Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Nov 19, 2008 1:18 PM (in response to 1xe)
    Get the kit from OWC (Macsales). Guaranteed to be working (and if it's not, you can ask for replacement and/or refund).
    MBP 2.5GHz, MP 2.8Ghz Quad, MB 2.1Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • csrx Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2008 3:30 PM (in response to Resno)
    I've read many posts about problems with the OWC kit, so stay away from that.

    The only reliable kits I've read about are directly from the Apple store, ramjet, and 1 person also posted about Kingston, but I would want more feedback from people with Kingston before going that route.
    MacBook Pro 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • aliciar Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Nov 19, 2008 6:24 PM (in response to 1xe)
    4gb Kingston working fine

    KTA-MB1066K2/4G
    Alu 2008 Macbook 2.4ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Jim Pomme Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
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    Nov 20, 2008 3:41 AM (in response to 1xe)
    I've got Crucial's 4GB RAM - works fine so far.
    iMac G5 ALS 2.0 GHz 1.5GB RAM, MacBook 'Aluminium' 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.5), iPod Touch, iPod 5.5G iBook G3 900MHz
  • Bruce Clark Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2008 11:15 AM (in response to Jim Pomme)
    I've run two OCW kits and a Crucial kit. All have failed.

    Only that I know of so far working are RAM Jet and Apple. However, I've only heard about RAMjet upgrade from one person which makes me skeptical.
    Powerbook 1ghz 17 G4, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • chloe2 Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2008 4:01 PM (in response to 1xe)
    Mushkin 4GB Apple ram (2x2GB) did not work (kept freezing.) Apple RAM upgraded at the Apple store worked great.
    New late 2008 MacBook 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • aliciar Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Nov 21, 2008 6:30 PM (in response to chloe2)
    Well I spoke too soon. My 4gb of Kingston is now freezing my mb Back on the original 2gb now.
    Alu Macbook 2.4ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Uncle Long Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2008 8:04 PM (in response to 1xe)
    Alright, I've got one stick of 2GB G.Skill that has been running flawlessly for the last month or so. I've gone through two other sticks of the exact same brand and model number and both have caused system freezes. I'm sitting at 3GB right now with the G. Skill and the original Apple Samsung.

    So, G. Skill does work, but it looks like things get iffy with the brand.
    iBook G4 1.33 GHz AlBook 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Branwell McClory Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2008 6:10 AM (in response to Uncle Long)
    I tried the 4Gig OWC kit and the computer locked up repeatedly.
    I've been running the 4Gig RamJet kit now for about 15 days and am not having any problems.

    Two points:
    1) Compared to the G4 with Tiger, the intel MacBook and Leopard is a memory hog. The 4Gig kit did give a nice performance boost.

    2) In OWC's defense.
    I don't know why the OWC kit did not work. I might have just gotten a bad stick.
    They could not have been nicer to work with as far as getting the memory returned and refunded.
    12" Powerbook G4 1.5GHz / Alu MacBook 2.4
  • sdd99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 22, 2008 8:15 AM (in response to Branwell McClory)
    I've tried the OWC upgrade with the reported freezing problems. I returned it, and now have the Ramjet; have only had it in for one day, and the machine froze last night. I'm not sure how to recreate it, but typically I'll work on the machine for a while, then close the lid and leave, and when I return it does not wake up from sleep.

    I'll keep trying with this set from ramjet, but it looks like I may also have the problem with it.

    The apple store has confirmed that it will cost $300 to upgrade there - I bought this macbook the day they came out (10/14). I'm resisting going apple, but may have no choice at this point.

    Kevin

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    Aluminum MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Loru Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 26, 2008 6:19 AM (in response to sdd99)
    Crucial 4GB DDR3 set does NOT work. I was crash free for a few days, but then #$%&% broke loose....
    Macbook + iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.1), MacBook Aluminum 2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM 500GB HD 16GB iPhone 3G
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