Macbook memory limit

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  1. 3tuxedo macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, so this is probably a stupid question. but i have a 2.4 ghz macbook and i have 2gb of memory. what is the max i can upgrade that to? i want to because i do a lot with logic, and it is a CPU hog. ive heard 3gb, and 6gb. can someone just tell me so i know? thanks so much.
     
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    What 2.4GHz MacBook is it? There have been many so it's hard to say, we need to know more.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can put either 6Gb or 8Gb in it, depending on which model you have.
     
  4. 3tuxedo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, i would check but it is gutted on my kitchen table at the moment, i broke my upper case cable. but its silver so its the later of the 2 models i know that. what else do you need to know?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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  6. 3tuxedo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    awesome, thanks so much, and ive been a PC user until last august and never had to open my macbook up, but now i am wondering something, does mac memory not have to match up? like you can do a 2gb an a 4 gb?
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can do 2Gb and 4Gb. But remember, there will be a small speed decrease because it won't run in dual channel mode.
     
  8. TheGdog, Jul 12, 2011
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    For Future questions regarding how much ram your machine can take go to OWC's website. Just select Memory and choose your model.

    www.Macsales.com
     
  9. 3tuxedo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went to buy memory and it looks like the non unibody macbooks can only take 6 gb of RAM, that's what i have. I was going to buy 8 gigs, but is anyone sure ii can use it.
     
  10. session101 macrumors regular

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    6 gigs is pointless, you will run slower than an 2x2gb matched set, plus i never max out my 4 gigs anyways
     

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