My Macbook is a A1502, 820-4924 board.
In the schematics we're off to a promising start
So all different models of this macbook are done with the same logic board. And apparently all models use 1866mhz DDR3, either by Hynix, Epida or Samsung
And you can configure the amount of RAM using some config-lines!
So this seems to be pretty straightforward. The different options of RAM are controlled by a few GPIO lines on the CPU which are either pulled high or low with a few resistors.
Now what model of RAM should we buy? Apple provides one type in the schematic:
Which leads to... A testing document by Intel in which they've tested compatibility of various RAM chips for the specific CPU i'm using:
So i'll probably need either:
- Micron EDFB232A1MA-JD-F
- Samsung K4EBE304EB-EGCF
- Hynix H9CCNNNCLTMLAR-NUD
And with a bit of puzzling i've figured out (i think) what each of the 4 configuration settings does:
My questions now: is my reasoning correct in assuming the three chips i've mentioned will probably fit and work? Where can i obtain these chips?