Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Why is my MacBook crashing after RAM upgrade

dear Sir,

i purchased the RAM upgrade kit for my MACBOOK A1181, and replaced both RAM without issues.

On the first reboot i got the chime but the screen stayed black.

Eventually, i managed to see the apple logo but after a very short while, i got a screen with report log of a crash and a message requesting that i reboot the computer.

I took pictures of the screens if you want.

I reverted to the old RAM and everything went back to normal.

I think the chips sold are not compatible with the MACBOOK.

Could you provide support please?

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Can you tell us who's RAM you used and the specs of the modules so we can be sure you got the correct ones.


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With your original modules in place check the firmware level see if it needs an update. Follow this Apple TN: EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs.

Sadly, your MacBook also has a limit of how much RAM it can support, it can not exceed 2GB.

The limit is based on the CPU's memory address lines. The Core 2 Duo CPU have more and can address more memory unlike your Core Duo CPU.

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