Just upgraded RAM

Drich290195

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Just upgraded from 2gb to 4gb Ram on my jan 2009 macbook and it flys , so much faster just thought i would post as it makes it so much more usable with simple programs such as pages and i iPhoto. Running mountain lion by the way.
 

Drich290195

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what on the early jan macbook thought it was mid 2009 only that can go to 8
 

GGJstudios

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what on the early jan macbook thought it was mid 2009 only that can go to 8
Maximum RAM on your model is 6GB. You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
 

GGJstudios

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mine is a macbook 5.2
Yes, and it supports a maximum of 6GB of RAM. If a 2009 MacBook is supporting 8GB, it's a 6,1 white unibody, which was introduced on October 20, 2009. There were only 3 MacBook models released in 2009:

Early 2009 - MB881LL/A - MacBook5,2 - Introduced January 20, 2009 (White non-unibody) Max RAM: 6GB
Mid-2009 - MC240LL/A - MacBook5,2 - Introduced May 27, 2009 (White non-unibody) Max RAM: 6GB
Late 2009 - MC207LL/A - MacBook6,1 - Introduced October 20, 2009 (White unibody) Max RAM: 8GB
 
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pfu

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Hello, I'm new to this forum. but saw that this thread talks about a Macbook6,1 with 8GB. my question is what is the thing that stops me from making my Macbook use 16GB? is it the firmware? or is it the actual hardware that restricts me to 8GB?

many thanks and sorry for making the noise.

Yes, and it supports a maximum of 6GB of RAM. If a 2009 MacBook is supporting 8GB, it's a 6,1 white unibody, which was introduced on October 20, 2009. There were only 3 MacBook models released in 2009:

Early 2009 - MB881LL/A - MacBook5,2 - Introduced January 20, 2009 (White non-unibody) Max RAM: 6GB
Mid-2009 - MC240LL/A - MacBook5,2 - Introduced May 27, 2009 (White non-unibody) Max RAM: 6GB
Late 2009 - MC207LL/A - MacBook6,1 - Introduced October 20, 2009 (White unibody) Max RAM: 8GB
 

GGJstudios

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Hello, I'm new to this forum. but saw that this thread talks about a Macbook6,1 with 8GB. my question is what is the thing that stops me from making my Macbook use 16GB? is it the firmware? or is it the actual hardware that restricts me to 8GB?
There is no firmware update that could enable your MacBook to handle 16 GB of RAM, if that's what you're asking.
 

pfu

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Many thanks for the reply. looking at the specs for the Macbook6,1 and Macbook7,1 the only thing I'm seeing is the CPU type this is why I asked if its possible to put in 16gb ram on a Macbook6,1. If the only way up is at 8GB, then i guess it would be fine for me. I currently have a Macbook6,1 with 4GB ram and 250GB ssd drive and bootup takes only 9seconds.

I'm keeping this mac for as long as it can :), the new ones are just a pain to be serviced by me self.


There is no firmware update that could enable your MacBook to handle 16 GB of RAM, if that's what you're asking.