Mac memory upgrade causing me problems

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I have a Mac Pro with an i5 processor and 2.53Ghz and 1066 MHZ, DDR3 and i recently upgraded my OS from Mac Os Snow Leopard to OS Maverick. I then bought a n 8GB memory chip that I would use to replace the 2 2GB memory cards in the system. Now on restarting the system, it begins doing some weird things like opening apps that i have not clicked on. It then reduces web pages sizes and occasionally freezes without me touching any key. What is causing this issue? how do i correct it?

 
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Mac memory upgrade causing me problems

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I checked the maximum amount of RAM that can be used on Mac Pro and I didn’t find any problem. The usual value I see or the usual amounts of RAM were 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB. If you have upgraded your Mac’s physical RAM to 8 GB, it is still way below the threshold. But that is if you are using a Mac Pro because I’m confused whether you are using a Mac Pro or a MacBook Pro because they are different.

Since your Mac PC ships with 4 GB RAM, I think you are using a MacBook Pro and not a Mac Pro. Majority of the Intel Core i5 MacBook Pro models ships with 4 GB RAM. If this is right then you still don’t have a problem with the 8 GB RAM you installed because MacBook Pro models with Intel Core i5 processors officially support 8 GB RAM maximum.

In this case, I think the problem is with your installation. Check if the memory card or the memory chip you installed is properly inserted into the slot and make sure to do it when the machine is completely off. If the problem continues, try installing updates via the Software Update in the Apple menu.

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