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I was wondering if I bought 2 2GB sticks of RAM for my Core2Duo MacBook, would it show up as 4 GB of RAM or has Apple taken the low road and done a software limit?

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I was wondering if I bought 2 2GB sticks of RAM for my Core2Duo MacBook, would it show up as 4 GB of RAM or has Apple taken the low road and done a software limit?

Yes, but, only 3GB will be recognized. As far as i know the intel chip only recognizes 3GB. I can't rememeber where i read this or why thats the case, but i am almost %100 sure of that.

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Yeah i rememeber adam saying that on the maccast that someoone tried to do that but it would only show up at 3. He did mention that possibly the later ship dates might allow more, but don't quote me on that.

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It's the intel chipset that apple uses. Basically the memory addresses used by pci express and RAM over 3.2Gb are the same, so the chipset limits where the ram can write to. Or so I've been told by a genius at the apple store.

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Hmm curious, I've been wondering this myself. I wonder if it would be worth it to have the extra gig of ram. I feel like it would be an expensive experiment but I would love that extra gig of memory in my macbook. Since switching I've become somewhat of a multi-tasking five letter word beginning with a "w." I'd love to see how many people on the forum with c2d macbooks would try it if it was an option financially (which it definitely isn't for me)

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