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1xe Level 1 (0 points)
Please, everybody who updated new aluminum MacBooks to 4Gb DDR3 RAM,
post WORKING brands and kit names.


MacBook 2.4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • laundry bleach Level 5 (6,925 points)
    Apple's [4GB RAM upgrade|] works great!
  • w7ox Level 4 (2,385 points)
    laundry bleach wrote:
    Apple's [4GB RAM upgrade|] works great!

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


    * 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:


    Message was edited by: w7ox
  • 1xe Level 1 (0 points)
    I am not able to go directly to Apple to get 4gb upgrade, cause I don't have Apple Store in my county, the only option for me is third party kit.
    I found out in other threads, that RAMJET in working fine, can some confirm that?
    Any other 100% working kits?
  • Resno Level 1 (55 points)
    Get the kit from OWC (Macsales). Guaranteed to be working (and if it's not, you can ask for replacement and/or refund).
  • csrx Level 1 (15 points)
    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.
  • aliciar Level 1 (40 points)
    4gb Kingston working fine

  • Jim Pomme Level 2 (210 points)
    I've got Crucial's 4GB RAM - works fine so far.
  • Bruce Clark Level 1 (35 points)
    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.
  • chloe2 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mushkin 4GB Apple ram (2x2GB) did not work (kept freezing.) Apple RAM upgraded at the Apple store worked great.
  • aliciar Level 1 (40 points)
    Well I spoke too soon. My 4gb of Kingston is now freezing my mb Back on the original 2gb now.
  • Uncle Long Level 1 (0 points)
    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.
  • Branwell McClory Level 1 (10 points)
    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.
  • sdd99 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.


    Message was edited by: sdd99
  • Loru Level 1 (0 points)
    Crucial 4GB DDR3 set does NOT work. I was crash free for a few days, but then #$%&% broke loose....
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