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Kilobyte Kid
rydama
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Registered: ‎03-11-2011
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Problems with 8gb upgrade for 2011 macbook pro

I just bought this memory for my new 2.7ghz i7 13" macbook:

 

http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=E12AB11DA5CA7304

 

After installing, the computer won't book. It just beeps 3 times, over and over.

 

I tried removing and reinstalling, making sure the memory is seated correctly. Still doesn't work.

 

Anyone else having problems with this memory?

 

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tbrown8436
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Registered: ‎03-15-2011
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Re: Problems with 8gb upgrade for 2011 macbook pro

I just bought 1 15" MacBookPro...I can't even find the battery and it sounds like I'm going to wait a little be to see if you get an helpful answer

tom

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rydama
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Re: Problems with 8gb upgrade for 2011 macbook pro

Crucial was very helpful. Got some new memory to try right away. Bad news is that 1 of these 2 dimms is bad as well. So, out of 4 dimms, 3 don't work in my macbook. Maybe these new macbooks are sensitive, but I tried multiple times with each dimm, and only one of them works. The others give the 3 beeps or a single flash of the power light, then off. Maybe apple is charging $200 for this memory for a reason :-) (joke). The second set of dimms from crucial was the exact same brand as the stock dimms in the macbook pro.

 

 

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tbrown8436
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Re: Problems with 8gb upgrade for 2011 macbook pro

I know - i looked at the $200 price and choked.  Did you have to retun the memory a few times??

thanks

tom

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rydama
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Registered: ‎03-11-2011
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Re: Problems with 8gb upgrade for 2011 macbook pro

I returned both sets of memory to crucial and paid the $200 at the apple store. It's ridiculous, but I was out of time and energy for sending DIMMs back and forth.

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GentlemanGeorge
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Registered: ‎05-11-2011
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Re: Problems with 8gb upgrade for 2011 macbook pro

I'm experiencing the same problems, so this sounds common.  Thanks for even posting about it.  I've got some time to kill so, I plan on trying the exchange process until I lose my patience.  Worst case, there's an Apple Store down the street.

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donmontalvo
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Registered: ‎05-12-2011
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Re: Problems with 8gb upgrade for 2011 macbook pro

Yeah, me too. I bought a 2011 MacBook Pro 2.0 mhz (MacBookPro8,2), and the first thing I did was order an 8G upgrade kit from Crucial. I was getting all kinds of freezes, but I waited...Apple finally released 3 updates for video card, EFI, etc. Most of the hard freezes went away.

 

Now I get sudden freezes (maybe once a day) where the computer locks up and I get 3 beeps...wierd, since I've only ever heard 3 beeps on computers that were shut down (entirely; not rebooted) and started from cold state.

 

Ok, so at this point I think I'll need to RMA the 8G upgrade kit. I'm not upset, since Crucial has been EXCELLENT over the years. I'll post when I know for sure if the replacement chips worked. :smileyhappy:

 

Don

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Spore
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Registered: ‎05-15-2011
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Re: Problems with 8gb upgrade for 2011 macbook pro

I am having the same problem with my 8Gb upgrade. The first time I installed it my computer acted strange; track pad wouldn't function, applications shutting down. Then upon restart the system became more unstable so I took the back cover off and removed the RAM and reinstalled it carefully (this is pretty simple stuff but I double checked anyway). When I powered on after the reinstall the system was unusable. I will be returning this RAM based on these posts. Seems some things need to be ironed out first.

Kilobyte Kid
RedGator
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Registered: ‎05-17-2011
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Re: Problems with 8gb upgrade for 2011 macbook pro

I went with the 8 GB upgrade for my brand new i5 13" MacBook Pro. Why did I choose Crucial? Because I always choose Crucial, and have never had a problem until now. I have installed plenty of RAM before, so the problem is not due to inexperience. When my first 8 GB kit caused my computer to crash (the dreaded "Shut your computer down" in the gray rectangle in four languages), I got an RMA from Crucial and returned the RAM, and they promptly sent me another 8 GB kit. Same problem. It works long enough (with both kits) that I can check "About this Mac" and it tells me I have 8 GB of RAM. But soon the problems begin. Programs start acting funky, and soon it crashes. It works perfectly with the original 4 GB of RAM. I assume Crucial will refund my money. I just don't think the RAM is compatible... I'd almost rather that be the case than to think Crucial is shipping this much bad RAM. I don't want to pay double for Apple's RAM, so I guess I'll just stay with 4 GB of RAM. It actually works quite well with that amount, but 8 GB should be better. Anyone out there have 8 GB installed that is working? Can you see a noticeable difference in performance?

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DJKEWU
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Registered: ‎05-19-2011
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Re: Problems with 8gb upgrade for 2011 macbook pro

Actually, I just installed the 8GB upgrade last week in my 2011 13" MacBook Pro and it's working beautifully......no complaints!