02-02-2013 01:36 AM - last edited on 02-04-2013 02:13 AM by Crucial_Junket
I received the following response from Crucial customer service when inquiring about an 8GB upgrade kit for my Late '08 MacBook unibody 5,1. OWC offers an 8GB Ram upgrade for MacBook/MacBook Pro 5,1.
"Thank you for contacting Crucial with your memory needs. As this time both Apples's testing and Crucial's testing show that the MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) has a system memory maximum of 4GBs. It you wants to install more than the recommended memory I would recommend going with OWC."
I purchased an 8GB kit (DDR3 PC3-8500) from Crucial and can report w/ certainty that the Late '08 MacBook 5,1 does indeed recognize 8GB of RAM. See below:
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02-04-2013 02:23 AM
Thanks for your reply and letting us know that the system does support 8GB. I'm happy to hear that you got it installed and it's working fine in your system.
I will certainly feed it back that it did work and you are having no problems with the upgrade.
Enjoy the new better performance from your system!
03-24-2013 08:37 AM
Which sticks did you buy? I can't find any 2 x 4gb DDR3 PC3-8500 sticks from Crucial that are 204-pin, they're all 240.
If I click through Shop by Memory Type there are absolutely no 204-pin DDR3 PC3-8500 sticks appear whatsoever, but obviously there are some for sale – if I use the Memory Advisor, I can find this 2GB stick which is compatible (but obviously not what I want to buy) http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=A5E50C2BA5CA7304
So I'm confused, how can I find a 4gb 204-pin DDR3 PC3-8500 stick?
03-25-2013 02:49 AM
I have had a look in our records and unfortunately we don't supply 2x4GB at PC3-8500 at 204-pin. What system do you have and I would be more than happy to check the memory for you?
If you can confirm the Mac type, processor speed and screen size I can check what memory is compatible with your system no problem at all.
04-12-2017 03:52 PM
I Can confirm that my late 2008 13" unibody macbook recognizes Crucial 8gb Ram (2x4gb)
Im using Crucial: CT4G3S1067M It's sold as a 2 x 4gb kit as well i believe it is CT2K4G3S1067M.