max ram for macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by nemo, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. nemo

    nemo Member

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    hi guys, I bought my macbook around May last year....

    I was wondering if I can add more RAM, and if yes, how much more?currently I have 2GB worth...:p

    then another side question, I'm converting some videos right now using visual hub, and my processor's temp just shot to 89/90 deg. celcius....wow whats your say on that?

    my fan's RPM is 6208:mad:
     
  2. ajeric234

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    Since you bought your MacBook May 2007 then probably your maximum memory is 2GB.

    I also use Visual Hub and I most say that when converting videos, the temperature shoots up around 80C to 90C. So, I guess it is normal.
     
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    looking at your sig, you have a 2.0ghz, i think you can go 3gig.
     
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    Check this out and this one too.
     
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    i believe you can go till a maximum of 3gb (1x1gb module and 1x2gb module)

    please refer to this site for performance testing on RAM upgrades

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Memory_Benchmark/Apple_MacBook/
     
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    your best bet is to try a 2 gig and i gig.. if it works, you are good to go.
     
  7. 180er

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    So, it isn't true that the two rams have to similar, e.g. 1.5gig + 1.5 gig?
     
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    the suggestion by some is to upgrade in pairs..like 2gig plus 2 gig will give you 4 gig. But some notebooks can max only at 3. So if you use two 2 gigs it will only read 3. Or try a 2 gig and a 1 gig. Ive never heard of 1.5 gig + 1.5 gig to make 3gig total.
     
  9. 180er

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    Ok. I am using 2gigs on my Macbook 2.0 Ghz early 2007. I noticed lately that the beachball sign comes out while surfing. I recently just upped my HD to 160g. Could it be my a RAM (or the lack of it) be the problem? Should I up the RAM to a total of 3 gig?
     
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    @180er, it is probably due to an app that eats a lot of CPU processing. You may have a buggy app. I have 2GB and I only get the beachball when I have Aperture running and updating photo previews - which really takes a lot of CPU processing power.

    While surfing, do you have any other apps running?
     
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    I use Firefox and the Firefox Companion for Ebay is running. Yahoo Messenger is running too.
     
  12. shaven

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    how will i know if my mid 2007 macbook can be upgraded to 3 gb or just 2gb?
     
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    According to Mactracker, the MacBook (13-inch Mid 2007) can go up to 3.0GB RAM.
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
  15. shaven

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    all macbook mid 2007? have anyone here tried installing 3gb on their mid 2007 macbook?
     
  16. jaijin

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    It's on the apple website. the late 07 goes up to 4GB. the mid-07 can actually handle 4GB in its slots, but the system will still read 3.0GB
     
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    Just to confirm, I own a Late-2007 MacBook and I have 4.0GB RAM loaded and it shows up as 4.0GB. :)
     
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    A noob question here but then the 2.66Ghz 15" Macbook Pro (March 2009) has a maximum of 4GB or can it go up to 8GB like the Newer June Macbook Pros?
     
  19. shaven

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    is it ok if i put 2gb transcend and retain the one 512mb stock memory in my mac book?
    im not sure what brand it is.
     
  20. jaijin

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    Yes, and it will read 2.5GB. But I think it's not recommended that you do that.
     

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