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    Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold?
    iLaugh's Avatar
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    Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold?
    I don't know if there are any threads like this on here, but I thought I would try to help some people out who may be curious as to how much RAM their Mac can hold, so here we go......

    eMac G4/700 - 1 GB
    eMac G4/800 - 1 GB
    eMac G4/800 ATI - 1 GB
    eMac G4/1.0 ATI - 1 GB
    eMac G4/1.25 - 1 GB
    eMac G4/1.42 - 1 GB


    iMac G3/233 - 128 MB
    iMac G3/266 - 128 MB
    iMac G3/333 - 128 MB
    iMac G3/350 - 512 MB
    iMac G3/400 DV - 512 MB
    iMac G3/400 DV SE - 512 MB
    iMac G3/450 DV+ - 1 GB
    iMac G3/500 DV SE - 1 GB
    iMac G3/500 - 1 GB
    iMac G3/600 - 1 GB
    iMac G3/600 SE - 1 GB
    iMac G4/700 - 1 GB
    iMac G3/700 SE - 1 GB
    iMac G4/800 - 1 GB
    iMac G4/800 X Only - 1 GB
    iMac G4/1.0 - 1 GB
    iMac G4/1.25 - 1 GB
    iMac G5/1.6 - 2 GB
    iMac G5/1.8 - 2 GB
    iMac G5/2.0 - 2 GB
    iMac G5/1.9 - 2.5 GB
    iMac G5/2.1 - 2.5 GB
    iMac 1.83/Core Duo - 2 GB
    iMac 2.0/Core 2 Duo - 2 GB
    iMac 2.16/Core 2 Duo - 3 GB
    iMac 2.4/Core 2 Duo - 4 GB
    iMac 2.8/Core 2 Extreme - 4 GB
    iMac 2.8/Core 2 Duo - 4 GB
    iMac 3.06/Core 2 Duo - 4 GB

    Mac Mini G4/1.25 - 1 GB
    Mac Mini G4/1.42 - 1 GB
    Mac Mini G4/1.5 - 1 GB
    Mac Mini 1.5/Core Solo - 2 GB
    Mac Mini 1.66/Core Duo - 2 GB
    Mac Mini 1.83/Core Duo - 2 GB
    Mac Mini 1.83/Core 2 Duo - 2 GB
    Mac Mini 2.0/Core 2 Duo - 2 GB

    Power Mac G3/233 Desktop - 192 MB
    Power Mac G3/233 Minitower - 384 MB
    Power Mac G3/266 Desktop - 192 MB
    Power Mac G3/266 Minitower - 384 MB
    Power Mac G3/300 Desktop - 192 MB
    Power Mac G3/300 Minitower - 768 MB
    Power Mac G3/333 Minitower - 768 MB
    Power Mac G3/233 All in one - 384 MB
    Power Mac G3/266 All in one - 384 MB
    Power Mac G3/350 - 1 GB
    Power Mac G3/400 - 1 GB
    Power Mac G3/450 - 1 GB
    Power Mac G4/400 - 1 GB
    Power Mac G4/450 - 2 GB
    Power Mac G4/500 - 2 GB
    Power Mac G4/350 - 1 GB
    Power Mac G4/466 - 1.5 GB
    Power Mac G4/533 - 1.5 GB
    Power Mac G4/667 - 1.5 GB
    Power Mac G4/733 - 1.5 GB
    Power Mac G4/867 - 1.5 GB
    Power Mac G4/800 - 1.5 GB
    Power Mac G4/933 - 1.5 GB
    Power Mac G4/1.0 - 2 GB
    Power Mac G4/1.25 - 2 GB
    Power Mac G4/1.42 - 2 GB
    Power Mac G5/1.6 - 4 GB
    Power Mac G5/1.8 - 4 GB
    Power Mac G5/2.0 - 4 GB
    Power Mac G5/2.5 - 8 GB
    Power Mac G5/2.3 - 8 GB
    Power Mac G5/2.7 - 8 GB
    Power Mac G5/Dual Core - 16 GB
    Power Mac G5/Quad Core - 16 GB

    Mac Pro Quad Core - 16 GB
    Mac Pro Eight Core - 32 GB


    PowerBook G3/250 - 160 MB
    PowerBook G3/233 - 192 MB
    PowerBook G3/292 - 192 MB
    PowerBook G3/266 - 192 MB
    PowerBook G3/300 - 192 MB
    PowerBook G3/333 - 384 MB
    PowerBook G3/400 - 384 MB
    PowerBook G3/500 - 512 MB
    PowerBook G4/400 - 1 GB
    PowerBook G4/500 - 1 GB
    PowerBook G4/550 - 1 GB
    PowerBook G4/667 - 1 GB
    PowerBook G4/800 - 1 GB
    PowerBook G4/867 - 640 MB
    PowerBook G4/1.0 - 1.25 GB
    PowerBook G4/1.25 - 2 GB
    PowerBook G4/1.33 - 1.25 GB
    PowerBook G4/1.5 - 2 GB
    PowerBook G4/1.67 - 2 GB

    iBook G3/300 - 320 MB
    iBook G3/366 - 320 MB
    iBook G3/466 - 320 MB
    iBook G3/500 - 640 MB
    iBook G3/600 - 640 MB
    iBook G3/700 - 640 MB
    iBook G3/800 - 640 MB
    iBook G3/900 - 640 MB
    iBook G4/800 - 640 MB
    iBook G4/933 - 640 MB
    iBook G4/1.0 - 1.25 GB
    iBook G4/1.2 - 1.25 GB
    iBook G4/1.33 - 1.5 GB
    iBook G4/1.42 - 1.5 GB


    MacBook 1.83/Core Duo - 2 GB
    MacBook 2.0/Core Duo - 2 GB
    MacBook 1.83/Core 2 Duo - 2 GB
    MacBook 2.0/Core 2 Duo - 2 GB
    MacBook 2.16/Core 2 Duo - 2 GB
    MacBook 2.2/Core 2 Duo - 4 GB
    MacBook 2.1/Core 2 Duo - 4 GB
    MacBook 2.4/Core 2 Duo - 4 GB

    MacBook Pro 1.67/Core Duo - 2 GB
    MacBook Pro 1.83/Core Duo - 2 GB
    MacBook Pro 2.0/Core Duo - 2 GB
    MacBook Pro 2.16/Core Duo - 2 GB
    MacBook Pro 2.16/Core 2 Duo - 3 GB
    MacBook Pro 2.33/Core 2 Duo - 3 GB
    MacBook Pro 2.2/Core 2 Duo - 4 GB
    MacBook Pro 2.4/Core 2 Duo - 4 GB
    MacBook Pro 2.5/Core 2 Duo - 4 GB

    Xserve G4/1.0 - 2 GB
    Xserve G4/1.33 - 2 GB
    Xserve G5/2.0 - 8 GB
    Xserve G5/2/3 - 16 GB
    Xserve Xeon/2.0 - 32 GB
    Xserve Xeon/2.8 - 32 GB
    Don't Just "Think Different"....... BE DIFFERENT

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    Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold?
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    These are just official numbers, not actual numbers. Other than that, nice list

    June 2007
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    Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    These are just official numbers, not actual numbers. Other than that, nice list
    ^^^This is true. I didn't want to get into details as to how much you might be able to squeze into your Mac, that is why it is just Apple Approved RAM Maxs'.

    Thanks for the comment
    Don't Just "Think Different"....... BE DIFFERENT

    There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't

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    Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold?
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    Thanks iLaugh for the info. As Kash points out, there are many instances of the 'official' RAM figure published by Apple being at odds with what many models of Mac will actually take. I still don't know why Apple was so conservative. I think though that it's been 'up front' since the advent of the Intel machines.

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    Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold?
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    Think Apple were being too conservative as hughvane suggest. For instane later eMac models will handle 2x1GB modules no problems, and recognise the full 2GB.

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...emac_1.25.html

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    Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold?
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    Something I have not looked into though, I would guess that if you put more than Apple's official max of RAM into your Mac, you might void any warrenty with Apple you may have.

    If any one knows about this, please let us know.
    Don't Just "Think Different"....... BE DIFFERENT

    There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't

  7. #7
    Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLaugh View Post
    Something I have not looked into though, I would guess that if you put more than Apple's official max of RAM into your Mac, you might void any warrenty with Apple you may have.

    If any one knows about this, please let us know.
    I'm not sure if it voids it either?

    But really the majority of people that would need to worry about trying to go higher than the max are more than likely people with older systems that are already out of warranty like me.

    I have an eMac 1.42. When I get the money I plan on taking it up to 2gb and maybe even overclocking it a bit when I get good with soldering or find someone that is good enough to do it for me.

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