RAM memory installation in MacBook 10.7.4.

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  1. vitalmaria, Jun 11, 2012
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    vitalmaria macrumors newbie

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    how many GB memory can i install on my MacBook OS X 10.7.4 2,26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ?
    now it has 2GB (2x 1) and i have got 8GB (2x 4) which i've got together with the used macbook.

    i think i've read (somewhere ? mac support ?) that this model supports only max. 4 GB (2x 2) ?

    thanks for sharing !
     
  2. Sylon macrumors 68020

    Sylon

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    Here you go, try this:

    MacBook
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1651


    MacBook Pro
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1270#



    Wasn't certain on which one you had. Funny you made this thread, I was just in the process of researching how to do this with my MBP, and just ordered some RAM for it, lol. There might be some great How-To videos on YouTube, I found a bunch for mine.
     
  3. vitalmaria, Jun 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012

    vitalmaria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    RAM Memory update 2 to 8GB in macbook os x (late 2009) white 13"

    hi
    thanks a lot I found the page and it helps.

    but it says maximum Memory 4 GB (now there is 2 GB)
    should I not update to 8 GB in this case ?
    I already have them ? but could try to sell them.

    does it not improve anything when I install them ?

    thanks for your opinion/knowledge.

    maria
     
  4. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    It won't be recognized.
     
  5. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Apple's maximum compatible RAM frequently differs from the actual maximum that can be installed, since Apple only lists the maximum that they were willing to ship in it. Since Apple didn't ship compatible 4GB chips while that machine was being sold, they only acknowledge it as being compatible with 2x2GB.

    MacTracker is a good source for accurate information like this. The Late 2009 MacBook can take 2x4GB RAM modules for a total of 8GB, even though Apple didn't offer that option themselves.

    jW
     
  6. vitalmaria thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple's maximum compatible RAM

    thanks a lot !
    did it and it works :)

     

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