Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Can Macbook support 8G RAM, yes! at least for snow leopard

During the holiday shopping season, I couldn't resist the RAM deal  of getting one 2*4G DDR3 set for 90 bucks. then replace the original 2*2G set and power on, the Mac just works without any problem for a week now.

so the spec on is incorrect, it says it could support Max 4G ram. here is the spec in

“2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB”

My hardware spec, the late-2008 version. And I wrote a simple java to reserve more RAM over 4G, it works


the spec,

Model Name:    MacBook
  Model Identifier:    MacBook5,1
  Processor Name:    Intel Core 2 Duo
  Processor Speed:    2.4 GHz
  Number Of Processors:    1
  Total Number Of Cores:    2
  L2 Cache:    3 MB
  Memory:    8 GB
  Bus Speed:    1.07 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:    MB51.007D.B03


Anonymous said...

what kind of RAM was that? model/make?

Anonymous said...


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