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Got a T7500 and loaded it up with 128gb ssd and 6gb ram. played with it for couple of weeks then it died. brought it to genius, hoping it was just the battery. he says its the ram. replace the 4gb chip with a 2gb.

What?!?!? internet says it can take 6?
Yeah but won't work... Actually makes it slower, looking for stuff...

thinking of what could've been
2gb lost...

oh well, what do you think?
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Which Mac are you using? The only reference to a T7500 I can find is the late 2007 MacBook which can indeed use 6GB of RAM but is only spec'd by Apple to take 4GB.

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Black Macbook 2.2Ghz 160gb drive and 1 gb ram
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Got a T7500 and loaded it up with 128gb ssd and 6gb ram. played with it for couple of weeks then it died.
Yeah...need to know exactly what model you have. "T7500" really isn't any sort of nomenclature that is usually used when referring to Mac computer models.

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anything i can do to keep the memory? what are the practical consequences of missing 2gb?
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its a 1181(?)
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Black Macbook 2.2Ghz 160gb drive and 1 gb ram
Thanks for the info.

Yes...this model is supposed to be able to be upgraded to 6gig of ram.

It is always possible that one of those sticks of ram died. Since you've only had it a couple weeks...I'm guessing you don't know much about this computer before that.

The ram may not be fully mac compatible either. Maybe you just need some new ram.

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p.s. This is a long shot...have you tried removing the ram & reseating it?

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how much better is 2x2gb compared to 1x4gb?
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it was working at the apple store but now that i've switched the 4gb chip with the old 512, it would not turn on. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGGGGGGGHHHHHH

oops, sorry.
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If the application does not use interleaving then more ram will be better if it does then matched will give a better performance score.
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Ok, maybe battery got discharged during this whole time. plugged it in and it worked...
so, no way I can use all 6gb? Will I be overworking/taxing the system if I keep 6gb in?
that's what he said... I guess it would be safer....
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It will be fine with 6gig...as long as all 6 gig is working. If one of the ram sticks is bad...then remove it.

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Might I ask why you're working so hard to have 6GB of RAM? Is there any particular reason that you need so much? I'd say that at least 98% of users don't need that much. In fact, 4GB is more than enough for a significant majority of computer users.

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Might I ask why you're working so hard to have 6GB of RAM? Is there any particular reason that you need so much? I'd say that at least 98% of users don't need that much. In fact, 4GB is more than enough for a significant majority of computer users.
And I'm "squeaking" by with just 2gig!

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ram is hardly the most expensive part of macbooks. might as well maximize, right? Well, as long as it does not cause problems.

after economic downturn, cannot afford newer macs, so got an old one and hot rodded it as much as i can.
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