8GB with MacBook white

micha899

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Jan 25, 2012
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Pretty bad...since Lion it is not enough anymore.
I'm not able to run two VMs.

8 GB Ram would solve my problem...
 
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Pretty bad...since Lion it is not enough anymore.
I'm not able to run two VMs.

8 GB Ram would solve my problem...
Then revert back to 10.6, unless Lion has something to offer, which you can't live without. For me, it is the other way around. Lion has taken away what I live with - Spaces and Exposé.
 

Jony Mac

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Oct 27, 2010
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Pretty bad...since Lion it is not enough anymore.
I'm not able to run two VMs.

8 GB Ram would solve my problem...
I put 8 GB in my Late 2009 MacBook. I'm not sure about the earlier 2009 models, but I'd have to assume they too would except 8 GB of RAM. I was going to upgrade from 2 GB to 4 GB, but I found a pretty sweet deal for 8 GB so I figured I'd try it. I'm glad I did.
 
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I put 8 GB in my Late 2009 MacBook. I'm not sure about the earlier 2009 models, but I'd have to assume they too would except 8 GB of RAM. I was going to upgrade from 2 GB to 4 GB, but I found a pretty sweet deal for 8 GB so I figured I'd try it. I'm glad I did.
You have a white Unibody MacBook, which uses DDR3 RAM and the chipset supports 8 GB RAM.
The white MacBook available in March 2009 was the 2008 MacBook, which is not the Unibody model and has DDR2 RAM and the chipset only supports 6 GB RAM.

Look at the link I provided in my first post.
 

Jony Mac

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Oct 27, 2010
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You have a white Unibody MacBook, which uses DDR3 RAM and the chipset supports 8 GB RAM.
The white MacBook available in March 2009 was the 2008 MacBook, which is not the Unibody model and has DDR2 RAM and the chipset only supports 6 GB RAM.

Look at the link I provided in my first post.

Ahh, yes you are right. My apologies.
 

micha899

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Jan 25, 2012
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So far everything correctly.
I will upgrade to 6 GB I think and downgrade to Snow Leopard...

Thanks for help guys.
 

Jesse813

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I might have to upgrade my 2010 Macbook to 8 GB of RAM sometime. right now it has 4 and works fine, would there be any difference in performance?
 

jaipal2004

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Jan 19, 2012
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My Late 2008 Aluminium Macbook currently has DDR3 RAM in it (4GB).

The Crucial memory scanner says I have my max quota although I have heard you can get away with 6GB?

Are you saying on mine I could instlal 8GB?

And then the killer question - will 8GB be used or is there some caveat that only allows a max usage?

seems strange it'll recognise more RAM than it should do?!:confused:
 

Ccrew

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Feb 28, 2011
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I might have to upgrade my 2010 Macbook to 8 GB of RAM sometime. right now it has 4 and works fine, would there be any difference in performance?

Only in an application that needs the extra RAM. Think VM's, Photoshop, things like that. Normal day to day usage you won't even notice a difference.
 

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