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    6GB of RAM on a MacBook?
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    6GB of RAM on a MacBook?
    Hey, all...

    I know I've read in many places -- including ifixit.com -- that even though the MacBook has a (published) limit of 4GB RAM that you can actually boost it to 6 by putting in a 2-gig stick and 4-gig stick.

    Have any of you tried this?? I'm curious (because I like to max out my RAM all I can!), especially if there's a performance lag due to a mismatched pair of SODIMMs...basically, is it worth it???

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    6GB of RAM on a MacBook?

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    I can't confirm that but even if u put more than 4gigs in it and it works, it still wouldn't recognize anything but 4gigs. So get 2 2gig sticks and be happy

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    6GB of RAM on a MacBook?
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    It ultimately depends on which model you have. The unibody Macbook and the 13" Macbook Pro support up to 6GB of RAM. The plastic Macbook only supports a max of 4GB.

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    6GB of RAM on a MacBook?
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    I know I've read in many places -- including ifixit.com -- that even though the MacBook has a (published) limit of 4GB RAM that you can actually boost it to 6 by putting in a 2-gig stick and 4-gig stick.
    The core 2 duo plastic white or black MacBook can accept 6 GB of memory as you say... 1 x 2 GB + 1 x 4 GB = 6 GB. That configuration, however, is not officially supported by Apple although many folks have reported that it works fine. Both the ifixit site and MacTracker app likewise say that 6 GB works.

    I haven't personally tried it but am tempted to give it a go. The 6 GB should be recognized when running a 64 bit OS. (Snow Leopard x 64, Windows 7 x 64)

    Regards.

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    6GB of RAM on a MacBook?
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