Maximum memory in a late 2006 model MacBook?

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  1. Serif macrumors regular

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    I have one of these Macbooks that I want to pass on to the daughter of a friend for use in college. To try and extend its life and usefulness a little I was wondering if I could add more memory.

    I'm aware that the Apple tech specs state that 2GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 is the maximum supported, but since I have 2 x 2GB of that memory spare I was wondering if anyone here on the forums know different?
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    You can put 4GB in, but it'll only utilize ~3.3GB.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You can stick the 2X2GB but the MacBook can only use 3GB.
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    To be sure about your model, if it's Core Duo (Mid '06, First Gen) then 2GB really is the max. It won't even boot with more than 2GB. If it's indeed Late '06 then it's Core 2 Duo and it will except 4GB as the previous 2 posters have advised. It's easy to check in About this Mac by clicking the apple in the upper left corner.
     
  5. Serif thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies. It is indeed a core 2 duo model so I'll go ahead and add the extra memory. The memory is no use sitting in my drawer and 50%+ increase in usable memory should help a fair bit.
     

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