Macbook 2006 RAM hack?

wouterjesse

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Dec 30, 2013
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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?
 

thekev

macrumors 604
Aug 5, 2010
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The memory controller won't support 8. That is a hardware limitation.
 

mpantone

macrumors 6502
Mar 20, 2009
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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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