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8GB RAM works in Macbook 13" Late 2009

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Tech specs for my MacBook 13" state that only 4GB is supported:
http://support.apple.com/kb/SP579 (<- landing page when I enter my serial number)
Quote:
MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) - Technical Specifications
Last Modified: March 16, 2010
Article: SP579
...
Processor and memory
2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
1066MHz frontside bus
2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB

I'd read several folks comments about supporting 8GB, so with DDR3 so cheap right now I wanted to try it. I'm getting a 2nd drive bay (to replace optical drive) and want to start using my MB more for work.

Works like a charm! What's amazing is that two 4GB DDR3 sticks cost me less than the two 2GB sticks I put in when I bought it!!

I bought these: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0311103
.. but printed and took along this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233080
(Microcenter price-matches) so if it hadn't worked, I could easily return them.

Pumped!

This may be old news, and I know some of the comments I'd read were in this forum, but I couldn't get search to work and wanted to put up my experience and pics..
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Edited by eflyguy - 1/29/11 at 6:31am
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Well, congrats. smile.gif
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We are now mac twins. ha. anybody wanna buy mine? tongue.gif
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Man now I really need to find a cheap Macbook to do this.
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Only the later models will run it. Mine is late 2009. The earlier unibody (I have one of those too) won't..
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Yeah ive got 8 GB working in my 1st gen unibody 15', 2008 i believe lol.
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