Is more than 2gigs of RAM in a cd Macbook possible?

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  1. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    I was wondering what would happen if you tried to stick more than 2 gigs of RAM in a cd macbook. I know when I got it the manual stated that 2 was the max, but I wondered if anyone has tried to go higher anyway. I'm thinking that it isn't possible, but I guess I'm hoping that it is!:D
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    From the reports I have read on installing a 2 Gb 667 SODIMM in a CoreDuo machine, it fails to boot.
     
  3. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Two things will happen. Either the machine won't boot up at all or you will receive numerous errors.
     
  4. Mikey B thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I figured it wouldn't work. I have such macbook envy right now. I wish I could afford one of the new one. There really is nothing wrong with the one I have now, it just seems so, obsolete now. It hasn't even been 2 years!
     
  5. NEiMac macrumors regular

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    Yeah I know how you feel, mine is about a year and half old too. Id love to get a new one too, but it isn't financially possible right now. I've pretty much decided to wait tell the next graphics card upgrade in them before I do, which means I might have this a while. lol It still does everything I need it to do so I really don't need a new one just have a bad case of wants. :D
     
  6. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    I have an early 2006 15" CD MBP. While it is not the "latest and greatest," it does just about everything a new one does, albeit just a *tiny* bit slower.

    I still like it, and it's indistinguishable from the latest models, so who's to know?

    MacDann
     
  7. Mikey B thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good point. Sometimes I feel like Apple just likes to torture me with updates. It kills me that the first gen Macbook is almost "obsolete" but truth be told, I don't know how much of a difference there really is.
     
  8. AuburnTiger macrumors member

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    Bah! I used a iBook G4 with only 768MB of RAM for over 3 years, and the machine still worked amazingly when i sold it on eBay last week (for $400). Macs have amazing lifespans for computers; I intend for this Macbook to last me at least 2.5 to 3 years, after which I can probably still sell it for some nice change to go towards a new one!
     

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