Macbook 1.83ghz intel core duo ram limitations?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mahlarry, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. mahlarry macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008
    I have one of the first produced macbooks.

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB11.0061.B03
    SMC Version: 1.4f12
    Serial Number: 4H62545YU9B
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    I installed new leopard and it runs super slow. I was wondering if it is harmful to install 2x2gb owc5300 sticks. I run Reason 3.0 and its a huge task for this computer. As well as running photoshop by itself, its just too slow! Please help and let me know if it's possible. My brother purchased me these ram sticks as a gift and I want to put them to use.
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
  3. mahlarry thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2008
    I've read and it will only use 2gb. So could I use just one stick of 2gb? Leave the other slot empty? Or could I use both and It will only recognize 2gb? OR have it recognize 4 gb and only use 3.3 to 3.3 gb? Im so confused!

    Also I dont want my system to crash and end up with a non working macbook C1D.
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
  5. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    I have the same MB with 1GB then I upgraded to 2GB since that was the limit and the harddrive to 160 GB.

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