Ram capacities have been reached?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gballa, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Gballa macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Im on an older white macbook, and my maximum ram is 2gb, which I already have. I may just be grasping at imaginary things, but is there an external ram or anyway way at all to upgrade my mac's ram at all. i talked to apple and they won't modify my computer at all, so I am stuck with a somewhat slow computer. Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    No, that's it. If you want more RAM buy a newer computer.
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Is your MacBook a Core Solo/Core Duo model, or a Core 2 Duo model? If the latter, what is its graphics chipset (from Apple System Profiler)? You may have the ability to put two 2 gig chips in for 3.1 gb of available RAM.
  4. Gballa thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Chipset Model: GMA 950

    So does that mean that i can get up to 3.1 gb of ram then?
  5. Metuas macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2008
    Under a rock.
    I'm assuming that's a Mid-2007 MacBook - I believe that it supports up to 3.3 GB RAM.

    I know Core 2 Duos can support 2 GB RAM sticks in each of the two slots. Even if you have 4GB of RAM, though, some will be constantly occupied by, I think it's the GMA 950 and other things, so only 3.3GB of it is accessible.
  6. Gballa thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    According to crucial.com's system scan, I am at my full capacity for ram and identifies my mac as MacBook 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (13-inch White). So are you sure that I can support more RAM. Thank you so much for your help so far.
  7. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Your computer is able to support 3 GB (and a little extra, but that's the hardware being unable to recognize the rest of 4 GB that you could put in, so there's nothing you can do about that). 2 GB isn't really a horrible amount of RAM to have, and odds are it really isn't slowing your computer down too much (as long as you're a fairly average user). I'd go for buying a single 2 GB stick and throwing it in and the other 2 GB stick isn't really worth it if it's just going to act almost identically to a 1 GB stick.
  8. Gballa thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Thank you all. I will just purchase a 2gb to go with my 1gb, and I should be good. Thanks again.

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