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RAM query ?!

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Hi guys,

I have a late 2008 alum MacBook. When I got it I ordered 4GB ram with it, Apple's official literature states that this is the maximum it will take.

My question is, has anybody managed to get 2 x 4GB modules in to make it 8GB or will the motherboard physically not take this amount?

Thanks in advance :-)
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Could you be specific as to which model that is? Alos look here:

Actual Maximum RAM of All G3 and Later Macs - Macs By Capability @

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Does this info help ?

Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MB51.007D.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.32f8
Serial Number (system): W88422A91B0
Hardware UUID: 0D8E18BA-6D50-5375-A933-CFEA0AB35D01
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled

Thanks for the link :-)
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After looking at that link, it looks like I should be able to get 8GB in.

Thanks a lot. I'll let you all know how I go.
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