7 Replies Latest reply: May 29, 2013 2:32 PM by Powertropie
Sebu123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

So I have this old Macbook from 2008 called "Macbook Ultimo 2008".

The Macbook is not a pro model and the only aluminium from 2008.



Here's a guide on how to upgrade the RAM on my Mac from Apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1651#link2 .

Officially this Macbook was released with a maximum RAM capacity of 4GB in 2 slots. A new firmware update made it possible to upgrade all the way up to 8GB of memory. Article: http://blog.macsales.com/9102-secret-fir...ks-use-8gb .



Now i really want to know if i can just upgrade only 1 slot with a 4GB RAM card and keep one of my old RAM cards in there. This will let me have 6GB of memory.

I just don't know if the RAM are going to work together and if I have to upgrade to 8GB instead.



Yes, i could upgrade to only 4GB of memory but since i can upgrade all the way up to 8GB, I think I'm going to make it a bit faster than just 4GB.



The RAM I've looked at: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl...l7&act=url



Official memory card specifications:

"- Double Data Rate Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (DDR SO-DIMM) format

- 30mm

- 1 GB or 2 GB (Now up to 4GB)

- 204-pin

- PC3-8500 DDR3 1066 MHz Type RAM".



I'm not wanting to spend more than $60 on this!

Thanks for the help.

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)