Does my MBP support > 2GB ram?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MattG, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. MattG macrumors 68040

    MattG

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    #1
    I've got a MacBook Pro Core-Duo 2.16Ghz. I had two sticks of 1GB ram, and I wanted to pull one out and add a 2GB stick, for a total of 3GB. When I do this, the computer doesn't work...no startup chime, blank screen. If I put in one of the 2GB sticks by itself, or one of the 1GB sticks by itself, it works...so it's not bad memory. I know it sounds like I probably just answered my own question, but I could swear I've heard of other people on these boards doing something similar. Can this model really not support higher than 2GB?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    The original CoreDuo MacBook Pros only support 2Gb of RAM no matter what. You need at least a Core2Duo for more memory.

    Sorry (fellow CoreDuo owner who would like more RAM)...
     
  3. MattG thread starter macrumors 68040

    MattG

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    Damn...guess it pays to research stuff before impulse buying huh. Oh well!
     

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