Macbook 2006 RAM hack?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wouterjesse, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. wouterjesse macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2013
    I have an old Macbook late 2006 with 2Gb of RAM.
    Apple states that the maximum RAM for that model is 2GB.

    But isn't there a hack or something that allows the Macbook to run with 4 or 8 GB of RAM?
  2. Elbert C macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2008
    AK, USA
  3. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    The memory controller won't support 8. That is a hardware limitation.
  4. mpantone macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    It will recognize two 2GB sticks, but not all 4GB will be user addressable due to limitations in the memory controller. You really only get about 3.5GB of user accessible RAM and it's not contiguous.

    Otherwise, it works great, no hacking needed. Just swap out the sticks and boot normally.

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