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MacBook - can my 2ghz intel core 2 duo handle 4gb of ram?


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I'm upgrading my memory soon and I'm wondering if it can handle 4bg of ram?
Here's what I'm considering:

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other.../53IM2DDR4GBK/
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Depends on how old it is. Mine can't, but it's pretty old for a MacBook

This place can tell you pretty easy: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/drammemory.aspx
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That would work assuming your Mac is capable of allowing 4GB. The first generation of Core 2 Duo MacBooks only supported 3GB.

You can always install 4GB no matter which you have, the computer won't address all of it supports 3GB.


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The site doesn't do anything for me. What about a 2.0ghz BlackBook a year old?:

Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook2,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
SMC Version: 1.13f3
Serial Number: W871907XWGQ
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even if you max at 3 its probably cheaper to buy a kit of 4. i got mine at newegg for 69 dollars with free shipping 2 day and it has a lifetime warranty.

works nice, id check there, possibly save some $$
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When did you buy this Macbook? That could help us determine which version you have.


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bought in May, 2007 just weeks before they released the 2.2ghz... at the time it was the fastest
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Well now they released the 2.4 and im really upset because i paid the same amount for a 1 gig when i could of had a 2 gig!!!!
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Looks like you have the late 2006 model (I know you bought it in 2007, that's just what they call it), which means your computer is only capable of 3GB (well, 3.3GB if you want to get technical).


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Thanks for the info, Kash! I appreciate your help.
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so you should just get the 4 lol...
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I put your serial # into the search box as described in my thread. It say you have the original Core2 Duo MacBook which supports 2GB max. You have the late 2006 version. Specs can be found here.


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