DDR2 Upgrade for the Apple MacBook (Early 2008 and Late 2008) Laptop/Notebook

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device type: notebook

Your MacBook (Early 2008 and Late 2008) System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.

Memory:

DDR2 PC2-5300

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2

This system utilizes either a 2.1GHz or 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory

Storage:

SATA

Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

4GB kit (2GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module

4GB kit (2GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
Part Number: CT3265305
  • Module Size: 4GB kit (2GBx2)
  • Package: 200-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
  • Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 64 • lead free • halogen free • for Mac
    What does this mean?
Guaranteed-compatible with the Apple MacBook (Early 2008 and Late 2008)
 $71.99
Qty:

Crucial Memory for Mac® Systems — DDR2 200-pin SODIMM

DDR2 200-pin SODIMM for Mac

Product Highlights:

  • Increases system performance
  • Compatible with Mac systems
  • Every single module extensively tested at the component and module level for functionality
  • Meets or exceeds Apple's own quality requirements
  • Easy installation
  • Available in DDR2 and DDR3 SODIMMs in capacities up to 8GB
  • DDR3 modules include built-in thermal sensors and advanced lead and halogen-free technology
  • Limited lifetime warranty

At Crucial, we understand something important about Mac computers. They're intuitive and easy to work with. Your memory should be too.

Compatibility for Mac systems.
Engineered to be compatible with your Apple® system, Crucial Memory for Mac takes the guesswork out of a memory upgrade. Since Apple systems often have very specific memory requirements, including particular component densities, speeds, and SPD programming specifications, it's important to buy your memory from people who know Apple computers inside and out. With over a decade of experience manufacturing and developing memory for Apple systems, we make it easy to find memory that's been designed specifically for your system.

Reliability for Mac systems.
If you're an Apple computer user, you probably expect intuitive, reliable performance from your system. We think memory should work the same way, too. For each module we manufacture, we send it through a rigorous testing process to ensure that you're getting a reliable, high-performance memory solution. Every module that leaves our doors has been extensively tested at the component level for voltage and temperature resistances, signal integrity, and software compatibility. The result? Reliable memory that meets or exceeds Apple's own memory requirements. With the latest lead and halogen-free technology and built-in thermal sensors1 to help control your system's cooling, Crucial Memory for Mac features advanced innovations.

Support for Mac systems.
Unsure how to install memory or have an important question about your Apple system? Let our team of experts help! With a tech-savvy team that's well-versed in Apple systems, we'll provide the technical support you need—no matter how old your Mac computer gets. From phone support, videos, FAQ articles, and do-it-yourself guides, we've got the resources you need to keep your system up to speed.

Crucial—quality you can depend on.
Crucial is a trusted name when it comes to DRAM, and that's no coincidence. As a brand of Micron, one of the largest manufacturers of DRAM in the world, we work with our engineers to design, refine, test, manufacture, and support our extensive line of memory modules. With a product portfolio that includes more than 250,000 different DRAM upgrades for more than 50,000 systems, we've got one specifically designed for your Mac system. For more than a decade we've kept Mac computer owners happy with high-performance memory and outstanding customer service. No matter what type of Mac system you have, we've got a compatible solution.

1 DDR3 modules only

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4.7

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        4.0

        Fast, quick and accurate

        By Mick H

        from CB, Or.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Install
        • Speed

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

          Did what it was supposed to do.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Worked as Expected

          By Tyler

          from Montana

          Verified Buyer

          Maxed out the ram on my wife's notebook, worked great.

           
          5.0

          Top Notch!!!

          By rovensail

          from Mississippi

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

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                Quick shipping, product was cheaper than anywhere else.

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                • No
                 
                4.0

                Worked for me

                By Brendan

                from St. Louis, MO

                Verified Buyer

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                      I have a late 2008 Macbook that had grown so sluggish I was considering throwing in the towel and buying a new laptop. I went ahead and purchased the extra RAM, and have been satisfied. The computer is noticeably faster, and seems more stable as well. Install was a piece of cake.

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                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this eoduct again!

                      By Setsuna

                      from Syracuse, NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Automatic update
                      • Easy Install
                      • Excellent pricing
                      • Fast Shipping

                      Cons

                      • Annoying packaging

                      Best Uses

                      • Updating An '08 Macbook

                      Easy to install, fast shipping. Excellent product.

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                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      MEMORY UPGRADE

                      By Samjam

                      from Florida

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Ordered memory sticks to upgrade the memory on my Mac Book. Exactly what I needed.

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                            4.0

                            Just what I ordered!

                            By A. Mack User

                            from Naples, Italy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accuracy
                            • Punctuality
                            • value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                I used crucial.com at the recommendation of a blog. The thing that drew me to them was their memory finder tool. I input my computer's information and crucial.com led me to the exact RAM cards I needed to upgrade my macbook. The order arrived quickly, even to my FPO address! As the title implies, it's just what I ordered and just what I needed.

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                                5.0

                                Pretty easy to install, works fine.

                                By Greta

                                from Chicago, IL

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy Compatibility Check

                                Cons

                                • Instructional Video

                                Best Uses

                                  Figuring out which memory would be compatible was easy using Crucial. Would have liked more instructional video options for my specific model of MacBook (later 2008 model), but I was able to dig one up from YouTube so it worked out. It works great, got here quick and would definitely order from here again in the future.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Customer Support

                                  By jo

                                  from jacksonville, fl

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Helpful customer service
                                  • Installation Video A Plus

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Great product; ease of procurement.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      AS ADVERTISED, EASY DIRECTIONS

                                      By TALKTOMOMMA

                                      from MICHIGAN

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy Quick Delivery

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                                          SPED UP MY MAC

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