Upgrading ram on my MacBook 13'' late 2008 Aluminum Unibody

Hey Guys,

I have been looking to increase the ram of my macbook 13'' Aluminum Unibody (late 2008, 5,1 2.4 core 2 duo) from 4 to 6 gigs of ram via 3rd party ram ex..2 and a 4 gig stick.  I know that this model only ";officially"; supports 4 gigs of Ram according to apple, but I have done some in depth research on OWC where a sales rep directed me to the following site for some research and info on such a matter:


What do you computing guru's, who use VD2.5 and Sib6.2, think about this option?  I really don't too much on the subject.  Do I even need that much ram?  I do a lot of multitasking, and I know the comp wouldn't always use all 6 gigs of ram until need be.  Anyway, any information on the matter would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance! 

Ricky Morrow
They need to be paired sets for optimum performance, otherwise they won't run in ";dual channel"; mode.  If it will take one 4 GB stick, then it should take two though.  Most intel chipsets recognize the 4 GB sticks, but some of the first Core 2 Duo ones would only recognize 2 GB sticks.
That's what I was thinking too, Jesse.  I will contact OWC's technical support and infer a bit more knowledge on the subject, and I'll drop back by and let you all know what will or will not work, and for what reasons.  

Ok, just spoke with OWC and the answer was a big fat NO!  It can only handle one 4gig chip accompanied by a 2 gig in the second slot.

Do you guys think it would be worth trying out the 6 gigs?

that's really odd.

Personally I have gotten by with 4 GB writing for pit + battery just fine.  Unless you are trying to load a full marching band, or having memory errors from loading too many samples, I don't think another 2 GB will make a noticeable improvement.  That's my opinion :)
I thought it was odd, too.  I think I will just stick with the 4 gigs of ram for now! 
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