Apple memory/Actual memory - different?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by goeddiegogogo, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. goeddiegogogo macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009

    I am planning on installing new memory in my Macbook, which I got in Dec 2007. I downloaded the Mactracker program to find out the maximum amount of memory I could install in the machine, and it says:

    "Maximum RAM: 6.0 GB Actual, 4.0 GB Apple"

    What does it mean by 'Actual' and 'Apple'? Can I install 6 or 4 GB?

    Advice would be much appreciated.

  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Apple says you can have 4gb and will be supported.

    actual = you can install 6gb and it will work, but not apple supported.
  3. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2009
    apples limits are usually less then the machines limits, i think if memory serves that you can put 6Gb in your machine and it will use it, but for the sake of costs 4Gb might be better for you, unless you really need the extra 2Gb ;)

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