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chrisdudley
Jan 29, 2012, 11:51 AM
I was wondering if I can upgrade from 2 gigs of RAM to 8 gigs with no trouble. I doubt this, but just wondering.

Many thanks in advance!


Mac OSX 10.6.8

Processor 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM



simsaladimbamba
Jan 29, 2012, 11:54 AM
No, 3 to 4 GB RAM maximum is possible.

Upgrading RAM in MacBooks and MacBook Pros (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=12403893&postcount=6)

gobigorange
Jan 29, 2012, 11:55 AM
Looks like 4GB is possible.

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/MacBook/DDR2/

Edit: looks like someone beat me to it.

chrisdudley
Jan 29, 2012, 11:58 AM
Looks like I need to upgrade to a Pro then... Thanks

maril1111
Jan 29, 2012, 12:05 PM
Looks like I need to upgrade to a Pro then... Thanks

Yep although if you want to save some money any macbook pro starting from the Macbook Pro 5.1 supports 8gb ram.

davenz
Feb 1, 2012, 03:40 AM
I believe 3.3gb is the max. You can install 4gb, but only 3.3 is recognized.

malman89
Feb 1, 2012, 10:32 AM
I believe 3.3gb is the max. You can install 4gb, but only 3.3 is recognized.

Correct. Only 3.3 GB recognized, currently what I have on my 2,1 MacBook.

GGJstudios
Feb 1, 2012, 10:42 AM
From here (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/stats/macbook-core-2-duo-1.83-13-specs.html):
*Apple officially supports 2 GB of RAM, but third-parties have been "unofficially" able to upgrade it to 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM (it can hold 4 GB but cannot fully utilize the memory beyond 3 GB due to the same limitation that impacts the "Late 2006" MacBook Pro line).

You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
By visiting EveryMac.com (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/index-apple-specs-applespec.html): Actual Maximum RAM (http://www.everymac.com/systems/by_capability/actual-maximum-ram-capacity-of-macs.html)
By using Mactracker (http://mactracker.dreamhosters.com/)
By entering your serial number here (http://support.apple.com/specs/) to find specs for your model. (Be aware that some models can use more RAM than Apple shows. Check EveryMac or MacTracker to verify.)