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What is the maximum RAM for a MacBook Unibody A1342?

What is the maximum RAM for a MacBook Unibody A1342?

Apple says 4GB is the maximum RAM for a MacBook Unibody Model A1342. Has anybody tried installing 8GB in it? I'm hoping the motherboard is similar enough to the 13" MacBook Pro to support 8GB.

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bert [Entry]

8gb are listed on everymac: CLICK here for the alturl redirection (since the pasted links from everymac are always changed)
bert [Entry]

"updated link:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/by_capab..."
bert [Entry]

"not that i know of. Well you can, the memory ""should"" work, but the clock rate ""speed"" the RAM runs is being determined by the motherboard not the memory. The BIOS on the motherboard for a mac won't allow for overclocking etc. So even if you put in RAM that is rated for a higher speed, it will still run at the default speed it is designed to run. Assuming of course this is a brand that will work with mac etc.........

1333MHz RAM is more expensive anyway and I am not sure what kind of ""real world performance gain"" would be achieved depending on what your doing.

and I don't know what you will be using the laptop for, they are other things to make it faster if that is your goal. You might just need more memory? (your questions doesn't say how much you have now) just offering my opinion even thou I was not asked.

Buying Mushkin brand online at a place like newegg best price i have found recently with good reviews. (WAY cheaper then in any computer store, at least when i checked last week)"
bert [Entry]

I have 8GB installed in my A1342, and it works great. Apple specs say it can accept up to 4GB, nut in real world it will run 8gb. Mine was purchased from NewEgg - this item - 1 x PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model MN8192KD3-1066 - no problems at all (your mileage may vary)
bert [Entry]

"Hello,

I just upgraded my macbook 7.1 (mid 2010) with 2x Kingston 4GB SODIMM KVR1066D3S7/4G, rated 1066MHZ. It works extra well. Each memory card cost about 30$ ( in Romania) so at about 60$ it's a must have upgrade specially when you upgrade from 2GB.

Best regards,

Paul"
bert [Entry]

"Yes you can :)

Just installed Silicon Power 4Gb RAM clocked at 1333MHz on my MacBook late 2009 model and it works just fine.

To note that since it was the last RAM module available @ the reseller, I've installed both a 4Gb RAM (1333MHz) and the OEM 1Gb Ram (1066MHz) and my system is working without any issue.

looking @ the system info you'll notice that the clock speed of the Ram is 1066MHz. IMO the 1333MHz has been down-clocked to 1066MHz by the system.

I've already planned to get another 4Gb Ram to get the MacBook to a total of 8Gb of RAM."