8gb of ram in Macbook? Not Pro model.

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  1. van2010rulz macrumors regular

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    I was going through the Macbook Pro forum and inside a thread debating about Macbook and Macbook Pro stock there was somebody who replied with you can put 8gb of ram into the white unibody Macbooks? Is this true? Will it void the warranty? This will be my first Mac so if i can save $200 then i will get the Macbook. I really have no need for a backlit keyboard or firewire ports and the sd card reader.

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  2. van2010rulz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah that is something that i forgot to add. Thanks! My uses are internet email word powerpoint skype msn messenger light video and photo editing. The only reason why i want to make sure that i can upgrade to 8 is because i would like to have this computer for 5 years if im lucky. If ram is something i can add then why not.
     
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    4GB is more than enough for your needs, you can always upgrade at a later time, when 4GB RAM sticks get cheaper. As of now, two 1GB sticks (2GB model) or two 2GB sticks (4GB upgrade) are used.
     
  4. van2010rulz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot for your help, but after looking again i think im going to go with a refurbished Macbook Pro. Just because of the case and the backlit keyboard. Even though i don't need the backlit, might be good to have.
     
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    Since I have a backlit keyboard, I don't wanna go back either. It's a small, but thoughtful addition, that may seem unnecessary, but isn't.

    Have fun with your new Mac.


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