6gb of RAM in a white MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Niv Mizzet, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Niv Mizzet macrumors newbie

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  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    2 of the product you linked makes 4 GB. I believe that's the maximum supported amount.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The maximum supported officially is 4GB, but you can use 6GB in the MacBook and it will work fine.
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I wasn't aware of that. What the earliest macbook that can handle 6 GB?

    But is it really worth it, considering the huge price tag and the loss of dual channel memory acces? I wouldn't have though so.
     
  5. Niv Mizzet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That still does not answer my question. Let me re-ask; How do I set up the RAM so that I have 6gb and it is installed in an optimal way with that particular hardware ?
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You would need to get a 4gb ram stick and a 2gb one, preferably both from the same company. As the MacBook only has 2 slots for ram.
     
  7. phoang1988 macrumors newbie

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    doesnt the white macbook only support 4gb? meaning that anything more and it will just recognize as 4gb?
     
  8. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    OP, why would you need 6GB, is there a certain program that needs all that RAM? Adding 6GB could make your macbook unstable and prone to crashes. I have 4GB in my uMB and I couldn't see why I would need any more, even when using memory intensive programs. I would just go to macsales.com and order 2x2GB RAM sticks for the white macbook. This should be plenty for just regular use and will be a lot cheaper.
     

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