Macbook Ram Question

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  1. macbookbie macrumors newbie

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    Hi I own a white macbook and love it - the model number is the latest one that in Mid 2010 - my question is according OCW, they said the RAM can be upgraded to 8GB. Have anyone done this? Does the macbook really uses the 8GB or it actually only uses the max of 4GB even you put 8GB in it?

    Also, could you please recommend the RAM on amazon that I can buy for this upgrade?

    MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010) MacBook7,1 MC516xx/A 13.3"/D2.4G/2x1GB/250/SD-DL

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1635
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
     
  3. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    I have the exact same one and I upgraded to 8Gigs of ram. Hope the attachments help.
     

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  4. macbookbie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does your macbook uses up to 8GB as in at least 5GB? I heard that even you have 8GB, but since your device only supports 4GB max, you can still install the 8GB but the device never uses the other 4GB.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It uses all 8GB.
     
  6. macbookbie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone help me find the right one on amazon.com that you ahve purchased and worked great with that mac model? Thanks a lot!
     
  7. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    I used (OWC)

    I'm not using a lot of RAM but, it shows 7G+ "in use".
     

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  8. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    Can't say for sure. I'd trust MacSales more so. They have far better customer service and shipping is FAST.
     
  9. macbookbie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mwhities - your screenshot says 1067MHz, but the link you pointed me to OWC says 1066Mhz... ? what's going on there?
     
  10. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    Great question and couldn't tell you.

    Maybe someone that knows more about the way an Apple system works can explain it to us. I just went there and bought it and it worked.
     
  11. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    I recently did this a couple of months ago. Even though Apple says that the MB only can go up to 4GB of Ram, its max is really 8GB. I bought my Ram on OWC when they were on sale (not sure when they'll be on sale again though). I still think that this is a OK price.
     
  12. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    It could be that it's running slightly faster than 1066MHz so the system is rounding up.
     
  13. robvas macrumors 68020

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    1066.666 MHz ;)
     
  14. riam macrumors regular

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    I just got 8 gb Kingston in new egg for 45 use i think is a really good deal
     
  15. heartURe36, Jul 23, 2012
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    heartURe36 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all (I am brand new to these forums and this is my first post)

    anyways I have been browsing these forums for a while and I have been trying to find out if you upgrade the RAM to 8GB will it also allocate more RAM for the GPU?

    I also have the mid 2010 white macbook that currently has a 256GB SSD and 4GB of RAM, I am thinking about putting in 8GB and doing away with the superdrive and putting in an HDD in its place.
     

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