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MacBook 3.1 RAM upgrade with 800mhz instead of 667mhz

Is it apropriate to upgrade the macbook 3.1 (Santa Rosa) with 2x2GB ddr2 PC2-6400 800mhz?

I tried 1gb (667mhz) + 2gb (800mhz) and I noticed:

- Battery leak

- Overheating

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I found a solution so as to work 2x2gb (800mhz). I get the same behavior by my macbook.

" Hi all!

I want to report my experience of today:

I have a 15" macbook pro (MB134LL/A) 2,5 Ghz core 2 duo.

I also have an hp 6930p elitebook that I don't use (I received it for work but I use the macbook pro): this laptop come with 4 gb ram (2x2gb, PC2-6400, 800 Mhz).

My macbook came with 2x1 gb ram (PC2-5300, 667 Mhz).

So I wanted to change my 2x1gb with 2x2gb: my first test was to change only one slot so I installed 1x1gb (the original) in bank 0 and 1x2gb (the hp one) in bank 1.

The macbook booted correctly and system profile showed 3 gb of installed ram: of course the 1x2gb was downclocked from 800 Mhz to 667 Mhz.

Second test was to replace both the slots with the PC2-6400 800 Mhz: the system didn't boot, I could hear the superdrive, but the screen was black.

I tried to boot the system with only 1x2gb 800 Mhz but the results were the same.

So, searching the internet I found my solution: SPDTool (to modify the SPD EEPROM).

I install 1x1gb (original) in bank 0, 1x2gb (800 Mhz) in bank 1 and booted windows thorugh bootcamp.

With SPDTool I read the memory in bank 1, changed the CAS from 2.5 ns (800 Mhz) to 3 ns (667 Mhz), Fixed the checksum and wrote the new data.

Then I installed the modified 1x2gb in bank 0 and the other 1x2gb (800 Mhz) in bank 1 and the system started correctly with 4 gb of ram.

Hope this helps somebody smile.gif "

Source: http://forums.macnn....ram-upgrades/4/

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No that will not work most of the time and doesn't help.

RAM Type: PC2-5300 DDR2 Min. RAM Speed: 667 MHz

Details: Supports 667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM.

Standard RAM: 1 GB Maximum RAM: 6 GB*

Details: 1 GB of RAM is installed as two 512 MB modules, no slots free.

*Apple officially supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 6 GB of RAM using one 2 GB and one 4 GB memory module.

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ma...

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I made it! I used the spd tool and now I am running with 4gb ram of 800mhz and both rams are now working at 667mhz.

I am not sure if this way is appropriate, but it works fine and I am not facing any problem so far.

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