4 gb RAM in a 2.16 Ghz Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by oldschool, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    I stupidly bought 2x2gb RAM for my macbook.......I made a mistake...fine. Before I return it, will this harm my computer? or will the computer just use what it can on each chip? The price difference was negligible.
     
  2. rtmadden macrumors regular

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    Not really sure what you're asking here. The 2.16 Ghz MB is expandable to 4 gb and I believe it will just utilize 3 gb.
     
  3. sjc83 macrumors 6502

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  4. oldschool thread starter macrumors 65816

    oldschool

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    I bought DDR2 2x2gb RAM....it is a regular white macbook, not macbook pro.

    every website says that it goes up to 2gb MAX....can I use these 2gb chips anyways?
     
  5. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Go ahead and use it. The chipset will only use 3.3GB, but having 2x2 gives you the performance boost from dual channel memory. Lots of people on this board use such configurations. I only use 2.5GB, but many have used and continue to use 2x2. The hardware supports more than what Apple says it does.

    Also see yesterday's thread with the same question:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=626346
     
  6. oldschool thread starter macrumors 65816

    oldschool

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    I was going to search but I figured that nobody else would make a stupid mistake like that. Apparently it wasn't that stupid.....
     

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