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  • MharDelaCruz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just upgraded my 2.4 Macbook (Late 2008) to 4Gig RAM. I installed a Jetram with model number JM1066KSU-2G. It's been 2 days and I still did not encounter any issues
  • niccas Level 4 Level 4 (1,920 points)
    I purchased 2x2GB OWC and have to send it back, it would hang and my display would go crazy when trying to sleep and the hardware test won't work at all.....
  • alazarou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    From the official Kingston site I got the KTA-MB1066K2/4G
    as suitable memory pack for the MB. I found the KINGSTON DDR3 2GB 1066MHZ SODIMM (KVR1066D3S7/2G) in better price, is this suitable too ?

    Regards,
    @ndy
  • aliciar Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    This is the Kingston ram I had nothing but trouble with - KTA-MB1066K2/4G

    KVR1066D3S7/2G is value ram, you may or may not have trouble with it.
  • MharDelaCruz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi @ndy - I have a friend who installed the Kingston Valueram on his 2.4 Macbook Unibody and did not have any problem, in fact he is the one who is recommending me to get a Valueram too. It just so happen that there is no stocks by the time I bought mine, and they told me to try the Jetram (from Transcend). I left my Macbook running overnight, and have put it to sleep several times and it always start up fine when I open it up.

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  • pcdsl Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi everyone, I thought I'd chime in. I've recently bought a 2.4Ghz Aluminum MacBook and today I installed the Kingston Apple MacBook 4GB Ram Kit (not the ValueRam). And it's been working perfectly all day. No sleep problems or freezes.
  • nicola.b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    could you please provide kit id? in kingston website, searching for memory for Macbook late '08 I only found KTA-MB1066K2/4G as suitable, dunno if it's valueram or not.
  • tkruger206 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Everyone posting if their 3rd party RAM works or not really tells us nothing. We need to know the root cause of the issue with 3rd party RAM. In other words what is it about the Apple OEM RAM that makes it work and the 3rd party sticks fail?

    I've read a few threads which talk about the Apple OEM RAM having some type of additional controller on their sticks. But really there is no definitive word that calls out what about the Apple RAM is different/better.

    Once we know whats included on the Apple OEM RAM we can go out and find the 3rd party RAM that includes the same feature.

    Until we know this detail all the back and fourth about "mine works", "mine doesn't work" "oh wait mine did work but now it crashes"... is just running all of us in circles.

    APPLE PLEASE SPEAK UP AND HELP US!! We're not paying $300 for RAM that should cost $100 or less.
  • pcdsl Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    This is the one I got: KTA-MB1066K2/4G
  • Peter Zion Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just a note that I installed Kingston KTA-MB1066K2/4G into my 2.4 GHz Unibody MacBook and it's been working fine for about a week.
  • BobbyNsatx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I purchased 2 4 gig sticks from crucial and my system has been working flawlessly for over 3 months. Even contacted Crucial via online chat to make sure it would work. The only problem I had was getting to it. Make sure to have jewelers tools to access the section of the your macbook. I them go a clear case to encase the entire thing. I am very happy with the results. My total cost was $103.00, which included a 2 gig usb drive. I think you should be able to get it for around $79.00. There's no way I'm paying $300!
  • tkruger206 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey thats great to know...

    So what specifically was it about the RAM you purchased that makes it work over the other 3rd party kits that are causing problems?

    Can you guarantee that this kit will work for all of us?
  • tkruger206 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey thats great to know...

    So what specifically was it about the RAM you purchased that makes it work over the other 3rd party kits that are causing problems?

    Can you guarantee that this kit will work for all of us?
  • gpotts Level 3 Level 3 (585 points)
    There are no guarantees anything will work for everyone.

    I would recommend [Crucial|http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=2E9B2B4EA5CA7304] for $65.99, [Crucial from Newegg|http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148191] for $52.99, or [OWC|http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/8566DDR3S4GP> for $64.99.
  • tkruger206 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So then why even post "My RAM Works"?

    Again, we should troubleshoot and look for the root cause of the issue. Apple needs to define what it is about their RAM that is missing in the third party RAM. Then we can look at the third party RAM suppliers to ensure it has the same spec as the Apple RAM.

    Until we have that answer posting "I Got X RAM and i have no problems" just runs us in circles and gets us no closer to a resolution.

    APPLE PLEASE HELP US OUT! WHAT IS THE ROOT ISSUE WITH THIRD PARTY RAM?