How Much RAM Can My Macbook Take ???

musicmad2000

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Hi

I have a 13-inch, Aluminum Macbook 5.1 Late 2008)
Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-8500 1066.

How much RAM can this model take ? And what PIN slot does it use 200 or 204 ???
 

musicmad2000

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Mar 15, 2012
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What kind of Macbook do you have ? is it identical to mine?

Macbook 5.1 13inch Aluminum late 2008 ?

Because by your screenshot it seems your correct.

Why! then is (Apple Support) stating in there tech specs that this model can only go up to 4GB Max ?
 

xSPRINTERx

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What kind of Macbook do you have ? is it identical to mine?

Macbook 5.1 13inch Aluminum late 2008 ?

Because by your screenshot it seems your correct.

Why! then is (Apple Support) stating in there tech specs that this model can only go up to 4GB Max ?
Yep same as yours.. Apple updated the EFI FW some time ago which allows the system to support 8gb.

This link explains it better than I can

I took my serial number out of the shot as I didn't want to post it on the internet. My macbook is the same as yours the top picture shows this.
 
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Intell

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The aluminum Macbook has always been able to use 8GB of ram. The Apple has often understated the maximum amount of ram their machines can use.
 

Intell

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Really ? thats not what I have read..

Oh well I have 8gb in my macbook and she fly's....
The white late-2008 Macbooks could only see and use 6GB when launched. They got a firmware update to unlock the chipset's full 8GB support. The aluminimum ones have always been able to see and use 8GB.
 

xSPRINTERx

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xSRINTERx What OS are you running on your MB OS X Leopard or OS X Snow Leopard
lion, when I upgraded from snowy it was beach balling for fun upgraded the ram. Now it's perfect.

The white late-2008 Macbooks could only see and use 6GB when launched. They got a firmware update to unlock the chipset's full 8GB support. The aluminimum ones have always been able to see and use 8GB.
cool thanks for clearing that up for me.
 

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