This post is to give you, traveler of the internet, the answer I spent days looking for:
“Yes. You can install 8GB of DDR3 1333 in a Macbook 5,1 (Late 2008)”
And all 8GB of it is recognized by Mac OS X Lion.
Here are the steps I took to ensure things went smoothly.
- Purchased these 4GB x 2 memory modules by G.SKILL (1333 MHz should downclock to 1066 Mhz)
- Ensure the Macbook had the latest EFI & SMC firmware installed (Software Update should have taken care of this)
- After installing the memory modules, performed a PRAM & NVRAM reset
That’s it. Nothing secretive about it.
Now to be fair, I just finished installing the memory for my brother’s Macbook. Things could go completely bonkers over the next few days. I’ll keep this post updated if things go south.