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    New ram help with early 2008 Macbook Pro
    Hello. I just purchased 2 Centon 2GB RAM sticks for my early 2008 15-inch 2.4 GHz Macbook Pro. It is the DDR2-667 SO-DIMM, 200-pin. I have Windows 7 on my MBP via Bootcamp. My MBP had 2 1GB Samsung RAM. When I replaced them with the new RAM my MBP worked fine at first. After running a few games I got a BSOD. After attempting to reseat the new RAM my computer isn't even recognizing the new RAM.(I get those beeps when I start the MBP up) I put back the original RAM and my MBP works fine. Does anyone know what I should do?

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    If you're getting the beeping...then the computer is not "happy" with the ram you installed (especially after reseating the ram).

    Return the ram if you can...and buy the correct ram from one of these guys:

    - Crucial
    - OWC

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Yes, return the defective memory and buy new modules from a reputable dealer. Either Other World Computing or Crucial.

    Edit: I gotta type faster. Nick beat me to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Edit: I gotta type faster. Nick beat me to it!
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Thank you for such speedy answers. I guess I'll do that.

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