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MacBook - Upgrading Ram from 2GB to 4GB


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I heard there have been compatibility issues with some aftermarket ram upgrades on the new aluminum macbook. Does anyone know of a list of compatible ram? I would hate to buy some and not have it work.
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I'd suggest to look here:

Apple Mac MacBook and MacBook Pro Memory

and ask them about returns on ram if it proves incompatible. I've dealt with them before for ram and have had good results. A lot on the compatibility issues it seems will depend on the model of laptop you have and the type of ram it actually requires (ie: if it requires DDR3 and you put in DDR2 ram)

Good luck!

ps - I should note that I did read something along with what you're talking about, but since I don't currently have a Mac notebook, I never expanded my research. I'm hoping that memoryx will give you some good news - either way, please report back what you find out.

My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Debian as a server; Apple TV (1080p version)
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I heard there have been compatibility issues with some aftermarket ram upgrades on the new aluminum macbook. Does anyone know of a list of compatible ram? I would hate to buy some and not have it work.
You didn't mention exactly what model MacBook you have...but you could try these guys as well:

Find the latest Performance Upgrades, Firewire and USB Hard Drives, SATA, Memory, Laptop Battery, and more at OWC

They have a great system for identifying the correct ram for your computer, and if for some reason the ram doesn't work properly when you install it, they have a great/liberal return policy.

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I have a Mac Book Pro that i bought new in December of 06. I have heard that I can upgrade to 4 gigs of RAM with Leopard but others have said 2 gigs is the max. Can anyone verify this for me?
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Thanks for the help, and yes you can get 4gb of ram in that model.
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Sorry to thread jack,

But what will be the max RAM in the AL Macbooks once snow Leopard is out? I know that the NVidia card can take up to six? Why I'm confused is b/c i hear that Ram pairs are better but then I also read that more Ram is better. I need the RAM for photoshop+Apeture or LR (i haven't chosen yet) and VM Fusion when I run that...My computer slows a lot

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I'm curious on this subject as well. What brand of RAM have you guys had good luck with?

09' macbook 2.4, 4gb. 32" ilo "monitor" bt keyboard, mouse.
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