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Be gentle. It's my first time on mac-forums.

I searched the site for info I could use before I posted this, but nothing concrete came up, so I'm hoping I'll find help here.

My system specs are below. I'm interested in maxing out my ram, but I'm getting conflicting info on what the limit would be.

Crucial.com's system eval and their customer support insist that my system can only handle 2x1g chips. Other boards and some wiki info suggest that my model can take 2x2g, but only access 3.3g of the total 4g because of system constraints.

I know that ram is relatively cheap so its not a big deal, but I'm trying to get the real answer here before I move forward.

Thank you for any help you can provide, I really appreciate it.

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: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
SMC Version (system): 1.13f3
Serial Number (system): 4H704TZ0WGL
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0019E3355761
Sudden Motion Sensor:
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From what I can find, it will only handle up to 2gb of RAM.

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thats what i thought too, then I saw this and it made me doubt it:

How much ram can my macbook take? - MacRumors Forums

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You can get 2x1GB, 2GB + 1GB or 2x2GB. The second case will leave you without dual channel (~5% less ram performance) and in the last case only 3.3 GB will be recognised because the hardware in the machine isn't fully 64-bit compatible."
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Well I threw the serial into Apple hardware specs and it says 2GB.

Everymac has these two pages: MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/07) Specs (Mid-2007, MB061LL/A, MacBook2,1, A1181, 2139) @ EveryMac.com or MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/06) Specs (Late 2006, MA700LL/A, MacBook2,1, A1181, 2121) @ EveryMac.com which both state 4GB

So it looks like you can get 4GB

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It was built in January 2007, so that's 3 gig

Here's what Other World Computing has to say

May 2007 MacBook 2.0GHz model supports up to 4.0GB Memory; Late 2007 'Santa Rosa' MacBook 2.0GHz Model supports up to 6.0GB of memory.

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thanks for the help guys. i really appreciate it.

i'm gonna go with the 2x2g kit.

4GB kit (2GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 upgrades for Apple MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (13-inch White) MB061LL/B Laptop/Notebook, CT749315 from Crucial.com
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I would recommend against that. That's a pretty pricey kit.

Check out: Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Memory for Apple Model 976559A Plus it has 5 latency, very low, which is good.

And if you don't like/trust Mushkin (no reason to tho. Lifetime warranty, great customer service), here's a G.Skill kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231160

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