Maximum RAM in a MacBook late 2009 (6,1)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wjlafrance, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. wjlafrance macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Hey folks. I have a MacBook6,1 (previous generation) and I'm thinking about upgrading the RAM (again) from 2x2GB to 1x2+1x4 (6GB) or 2x4GB (8GB). I've read a lot about people experiencing issues with a 8GB configuration being unstable in these machines, and Apple themselves say that you shouldn't go past 4. I was wondering if anyone has experience with this specific machine in either 6GB or 8GB configuration.


    PS: When it comes to the Genius Bar, what should I do if I have 6/8GB in this machine? Downgrade before going in? I never get rid of old RAM - I keep it around on a huge shelf mostly full of PC-66. :)
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    You should be fine with 8 GB. I don't have any specific experience with that machine, though, so you may want to wait for someone else to chime in.

    Putting in more RAM than Apple says won't void your warranty, so leave it in.

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