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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?

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

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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
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

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