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    RAM upgrade? MB model number doesn't match Processor
    I currently have 2GB of ram in my macbook (1GB per slot), and wanted to get a 2GB stick for one of the slots.

    My problem is that I'm not sure if my macbook will take it. I used a serial number decoder online to find my model number, and this model is suppose to have the Core 2 Duo (according to Wikipedia), but I'm pretty sure mine is just a Core Duo - which I think means I'm limited to the 2GB I currently have.

    Anyways, this is the info that the serial number decoder gave me, if anyone can figure it out. Thanks!

    Name: MacBook
    Model: MA700 MacBook (White) 2.0GHz
    Bus speed: 667MHz
    Family name: A1181
    Screen size: 13 inch
    Screen resolution: 1280x800 pixels
    Memory - number of slots: 2
    Factory: 4H (China)
    Model introduced: 2006
    Production year: 2006
    Production week: 43 (October)
    Production number: 260 (within this week)

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    It's actually very simple to figure out which model you have. Click on the Apple at the top left and select "About this Mac." It says right there next to processor what type you have.

    Judging by the production date, you might have a Core Duo processor since the Core 2 Duos came out in November of 2006.

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    Thanks! I did find it there. It is a Core Duo.

    That means I'm stuck with 2GB max for ram then, is that right?

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    That is correct

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    Not to jack this thread but...
    I have a white MB with the 2.4 Core 2 Duo with 2GB installed... what are my upgrade options?? I was looking on the Apple site last night and it sure looked like it said 2GB was the max but I could of swarn the saleman @ the Apple store was telling me I could upgrade the ram...
    I bought this MB new on Sep 25th 2008 ...
    Also will more ram affect performance very much? Would it be worth it?

    THanks
    My first apple product is this White 2.4 Mac Book I bought on September 25, 2008!

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    I've done some reading since I posted this question. The Core 2 Duo will take up to 3GB, and you don't have to match the slots. You can do 2GB in one slot and 1GB in the other. Some other people claimed if you put 2GB in each slot then you would be able to use up to a maximum of 3.3GB.
    I'm sure it would help some. When I upgraded from a total of 1GB to 2GB it made a remarkable difference. 2GB to 3GB has got to make some noticeable improvement (if you're noticing anything being sluggish already)

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