Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I know that apple doesn't sell macbooks (just the vanilla, white macbook, not the pro models) with 8 gb of RAM but I'm wondering if it's possible to upgrade one to 8 gb of RAM. Anyone done it?

share|improve this question
1  
Consider editing this post to explicitly name the generation / date of general availability of the model you're referring to. – Daniel Beck Mar 18 '11 at 21:05
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The MacBook support two RAM slots, each of which can be 4GB. So yes, you can upgrade to 8GB.

share|improve this answer
    
Right, that's true in theory. I'm wondering if anyone has actually done it and has confirmed that the machine will utilize all 8 gb. – Derek Swingley May 20 '10 at 5:38
    
@swingley: Why wouldn't it? – Sasha Chedygov May 20 '10 at 6:08
1  
Chipset, hardware/manufacturer limitations. Even simple mainboard manufacturers limit it. Do you still have to ask when it comes to Apple? :P – Shiki May 20 '10 at 8:40
    
@swingley @Shiki Apple's published RAM specs are what they actually tested with and will provide technical support for. They err on the side of caution on this. – Spiff May 21 '10 at 6:14

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .