macbook memory question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cheekybobcat, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a

    cheekybobcat

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    I searched Google but I found some pretty confusing reports about the max. RAM for my MacBook.
    What is the max. RAM I can put into my MacBook? I have 2GB and from my understanding, the MacBook I have only can have 4GB. Am I right or would I be able to buy a 4GB stick to make mine a total of 6GB?
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, the max amount you can have depends basically on how old your MB is - early ones can do 2; newer can do 4. That may have been the source of your confusion.
     
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    total of 4gb like everyone else mentioned.... i've also seen in a lot of places where its reccomended to add 2 dimms of the same amount for best performance so 2 x 2GB is your best option.
     
  4. LightDemon69 macrumors member

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    This is only on Windows PC's. The way the Windows operating system works, the RAM will work faster if you put in matching sets of RAM (like 2 X 2GB, 2 X 1GB, etc.). However, OS X will always use the RAM to the best of its abilities, and putting in matching sets doesn't change anything. You can do 2 X 1GB sticks and 1 X 2GB, and it will work just like 2 X 2GB sticks.
     
  5. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    4 X 1GB is matching.

    OS X does work faster with matched pairs of ram. Look at benchmarks on barefeats.
     
  6. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    It isn't an OS thing, it is Hardware dependent. Running matched pairs, especially on a system with integrated graphics *cough* MacBook *cough* is good and helpful and does speed things up.

    And since it is probably cheaper to buy 2*2GB than 1*4GB (if those even exist right now) he should get the matched pairs

    And this is a MacBook, only 2 RAM slots.
     

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