Macbook Core Duo 2ghz (Origonal intel macbook) and 4gb ram ?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by combat squirrel, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. combat squirrel macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2009
    As title, can it be done ? officially it says no, but iv read around some forums where people are saying it has been done in a 2x 2gb config, I ask as architecturally core duo can support 4gb and does on old IBM laptops of the same t2500 processor (2ghz), so im asking if there is anyone that can confirm this for me ?
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    It has nothing to do with the processor; core duo CPUs can work with 4GB. However, your chipset will only be able to utilize 2GB.
  3. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    A core duo MacBook will not boot with 4GB of RAM installed. If you install more than 2GB of RAM it will not boot at all so this includes 3GB as in a 1GB and a 2GB chip. There is a definite limit of 2GB both used and installed.

    512MB (original) to 2GB will work
    greater than 2GB will not work

    I don't know how else to phrase this -GDF

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