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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Did Apple release a secret MacBook/Pro Firmware update that enables 8GB RAM config? | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence te-that-enables-8gb-ram-config/

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Thanks for that.

I followed the link to the EFI updates and have the latest ROM on my 2009 white Macbook 5,2

So I might give it a go, at worst I will have to downgrade to 6 gig but if it works then 8 GIG is mine

Here's a link for any late 2009 white MacBook owners out there

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...1054&tstart=-4

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Has anyone actually done this?
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Has anyone actually done this?
I checked on one of the models mentioned in the article link (the 15" MBP 2.4ghz)...and the folks Over at Everymac.com say this:

"*Apple officially supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM. Originally, this model was only unofficially capable of stably supporting 6 GB of RAM, but as confirmed by site sponsor OWC, it is capable of supporting 8 GB of RAM if updated to Boot ROM Version MBP51.007E.B05 and running MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard."

So the other mentioned models may be the same.

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There seem to be a number of credible sources. I have ordered the memory and will report back.

I'm amazed this hasn't had more coverage here. For me this is a brilliant discovery because I can now allocate 3gb to XP under VMware and still have 5gb left for OSX. Add in an SSD and I can have a totally transformed machine for about £300 as CPU speed isn't a huge concern for me!
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