12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 12:09 PM by frederic1943
Jasondcc Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hi everyone,


I'm a complete novice at this, so please bare with me. I currently have a Macbook late 2008 unibody (Macbook 5,1) running OS 10.5.8.

With the new iOS 6.0 release for the iPhone, my iTunes isn't compatible with it anymore. I just ordered Snow leopard through the apple store for cheap (WAYYYYY CHEAPER THAN AMAZON).


My question is that ultimately, I'd like to simply upgrade from Leopard (10.5.8) to Mountain Lion. Since my current Macbook has 2GB of RAM, I was thinking of upping the ammount. Though officially, Apple claims that the max amount of RAM supported by this computer is 4GB, I've read that people have been able to install 8GB of RAM.


I this seemed interesting, until I read somewhere that the 8GB will only work if you meet two criteria first.

1-you download this boot thing (I don't remember what it is)

2-you're on the latest OS


Is there any truth to that still? and will I be able to install 8GB successfully and have it work?


My Processor is: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory: 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3


Any advice? Thanks guys!!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)