I'll try to keep this as brief as possible, but success was had only after a triplicate of visits to retail. I essentially went though 4 ram sticks/purchases.
was correct about the fussiness of Penryns. Looks like the idea that ram chip working on a system w/ slower speeds may not really work in real testing. So after going through 2 sets of MUSHKIN
ram, then one G.Skill, this last G.Skill was the winner. (They had actually given be the wrong G.Skill speed on the 3rd try)
- running on a MacBook 5,1 2.4Ghz.
I asked to try the ram in the shop as it was my 3rd visit in 4 days - and i was growing a touch weary. The moment no beeping occurred when i turned it on was like ....
But, I also wanted to add to the experience by mentioning something about the low density recommendation CanadaRAM made. The G.Skill sticks I bought are low density and are working.
Oddly enough, the Hynix ram in my 17" MBP are not
- which was the big surprise - and is purring like a well fed cat.
Something for the archives, and I'll be more than happy to post the model of that ram as well.
Anyhow, thanks again for all the guidance folks. Finally getting things rolling as I planned.
A revived MacBook 2008, w/ 8GB and 500GB SSD. This things feels GREAT!