Macbook to 8gb of ram?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jpross123, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. jpross123 macrumors member

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    I have a mid 2010 Macbook and I was wanting to upgrade it to 8gb of ram. Has anyone done this? Apple says that it can only support 4gb, but it has the same motherboard as a Macbook pro which can support 8gb.

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  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Go to Crucial's Website and select your exact model of system. It will show you the maximum amount of memory that is supported, even if it's more than Apple's officially published information.

    And I somehow doubt your MacBook has the same system board as a MacBook Pro. For one thing, the MacBook doesn't have Firewire, the Pro does. And I think the same is true about an SD card slot.
     
  3. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it will take 8 GB ram without any trouble.
     
  4. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    FWIW, my late 2008 Macbook "collector's edition" is currently running 8 gigs.
     
  5. whoathere macrumors 6502

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    Hmm. Interesting. I need to look into this now
     
  6. jpross123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, thanks you guys, really 4gb is enough, but I will be running Photoshop and Indesign so I think I might need to upgrade to 8gb for S&G.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
     
  8. kurtdave macrumors newbie

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    hi.do you have the macbook 7.1 13' 2010 2.4ghz core 2 duo model?
     

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