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Max Memory for Macbook Pro

I'm planning on buying a new Macbook this fall. I fail to order more than 16GB RAM for any mobile device, but I remember that previously, with smaller memory limits, some machines would inofficially ...
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How to check how much RAM a program uses?

Is there any recommended way of checking for this? There is another thread: How do I find how much disk space a program is occupying? I ask this question because I was under the impression that ...
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Is there any way to use fullHD monitor with macbook (NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB)

I'm trying to use fullHD monitor with my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010). Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB, Software: OS X ...
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RAM for late 2008 Macbook?

I'm looking to upgrade the RAM in my late 2008 Macbook, see the spec below. A few people have mentioned getting Crucial RAM but I'm unsure of what specific RAM to get and what the limit is. Or if ...
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Kernel_task using 300% CPU time, high fan speed and slow computer in MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro has become slow lately. Activity monitor shows kernel task is using around 300% CPU. The fan is always on at high speed. Below are the details of my computer: Macbook Pro 13-inch, Mid ...
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Macbook Pro Order of RAM Loading

This may be a silly question because I'm not fully sure how RAM works and is loaded, however I'm trying to figure out a potential configuration here. I have two RAM sticks that are both spec matched ...
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800 MHz DDR2 registers as 667 MHz

I upgraded my mid 2009 macbook 5,2 with two fresh DDR2 RAM, one 2 gig 800MHz and one 4 gig 800 MHz. When plugging these in one at a time they register nicely as running at 800, but both at the same ...
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Installing two DDR3 SO-DIMMs as non-matched pairs in a MacBook

I've just upgraded my girlfriend's MacBook (I think it is a 2011 Model, one of the last white plastic ones) to Mavericks, and it has slowed down significantly. I'd like to upgrade the RAM on the ...
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Possible to increase the RAM on a MacBook Air?

I have a 13" MacbookAir with 4GB of RAM and I was interested in adding some more RAM. I have heard some people say that this cannot be done on the Air. Is it possible to add more RAM to a MacBook ...
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16 GB Crucial RAM For MacBook Pro

I'm looking to upgrade my MacBook Pro to 16GB of RAM. I'm considering: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10600 204pin SODIMM CL9 Mac The specs match what my MacBook wants from RAM but it ...
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Poor battery performance on MacBook Pro

I have recently bought a very expensive new MacBook Pro with 8 GB memory and now I am frustrated by its very fast battery drainage. Often I see only 2 hours left on full battery charge! Right now it ...
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Does my Macbook need “special” RAM?

I want to upgrade the RAM on my Macbook Pro 4,1 A1260 (Early 2008). Can I just use any RAM of the compatible "type", or does it need special magic RAM because it's a Macbook? Also, is there any ...
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Apple MacBook Pro RAM

Background: I am planning on purchasing a MacBook Pro before I go to college (Computer Science Major). The MacBook comes with a standard 4GB of RAM but there is an upgrade that cost $100, to double ...
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Is there a firmware upgrade for the Macbook6,1 from MB61.00C8.B00 to B02?

This question is directly relevant to my failing attempts to upgrade the RAM in a Late 2009 White Unibody MacBook (MacBook6,1) to 8GB, and the question may be better asked in that context. It is ...
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MacBook unusable due to kernel_task

I've disabled hibernation, and removed the sleep image file. I shutdown my Macbook Pro (15" retina), unticked the box to open windows on restart, and started my MacBook again. As soon as I'd logged on ...
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Transfer RAM from MacBook Mid 2010 to MacBook Pro 2008

I ruined my beloved mid 2010 MacBook and planning to get a used MacBook Pro 2008 (not unibody) now. Currently, I have 2x4GB memory units in my MacBook and I would like to now if I can use at least one ...
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Black Screen after installing RAM in MacBook (early 2008)

I've tried installing 2 x 2gb DDR2 PC2-6400 modules into an early 2008 MacBook. After installation the machine booted into a black screen, with no chime. I tried reseating the RAM, same problem. I ...
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Would a late 2008 MacBook run with 8 GB or RAM if correctly purchased?

We've got a late 2008 MacBook (already upgraded to 4GB RAM), it's fine -speed wise, but when checking the activity monitor were very close to running out of space -RAM wise. What I would like to do ...
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Macbook Pro early 2011 16G Memory Upgrade

I just purchased a Corsair 16GB Memory upgrade for my 2.4GHz 13" MacBook Pro, but I have not been able to make it work. If I put both modules together or one of the modules alone the Mac wont bootup! ...
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New Corsair ram beeping on late 2008 MacBook

I purchased Corsair RAM memory (2x4GB) CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7 from Amazon.com. According to the description it "Works with any Mac computer that supports 4GB DDR3 SODIMMs". My MacBook supports 6GB ...
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MacBook 5,1 (unibody) getting kernel panics if memory bank 0 is populated

Any configuration of ram that uses bank 0 on my MacBook causes a kernel panic after about an hour of use. The slot looks fine: all the pins are there, and are straight (no visible bends or breaks) ...
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How does the hardware manage to save the current workspace state so efficiently?

Basically, how does the system save every state in the workspace (windows, desktops, open programs etc) when you do a restart ? Does that affect the efficiency of the software in the long run ? For ...
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Upgrading RAM on old MacBook

I need to upgrade the ram on an old macbook. It takes DDR2-667Mhz. Although those are quite expensive (guess they are not made anymore?). If I get higher MHz DDR2 memory will it still be compatible ...
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Can I upgrade my MacBook with more than 4GB of RAM?

I have an Early 2008 13 inch MacBook updated to Lion. According to this Apple KB the max RAM I can add is 4GB. I know the OS that came with the initial computer didn't support 64 bit. So is this 4 ...
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How much RAM can I add to my macbook

I have a 2008 macbook with a 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. I am in the process of upgrading to Lion. I currently have 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM What's the maximum amount of RAM I can put in and it have an ...
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Can I upgrade my MacBook mid 2010 to 16GB of RAM? (2x8G)

I bought a MacBook mid 2010 which I have upgraded to 8GB of RAM. But now, 8GB is not enough for me. I need more RAM for my work. Can I upgrade my MacBook's RAM to 16GB? I know the new Macbook Pros ...
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Can I use a PC3-10600 memory on a MacBook with PC3-8500 slots?

I have a MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) with the default 2GB of RAM, I want to update it to 8GBs, but I only found this model of memory to buy. The question is since the memory is more "powerful" than ...
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Why would 2 sticks of 2GB RAM not work together, but work individually in my Macbook?

I have an older Macbook, specifically this model, and when I am upgrading the standard 1GB that it came with. I bought DDR2 667 PNY Memory - 2 X 2GB. According to those specs, my unit can manage 4GB. ...
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How can I identify the chipset of an (old) MacBook?

I am not a mac person, but I am trying to buy a used MacBook for XCode purposes and I want to figure out how much RAM it can take. However, I am having trouble identifying the chipset in the MacBook. ...
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MacBook detects a 4GB DIMM as a 1GB DIMM?

I upgraded the memory on my MacBook (unibody, Core 2 Duo 2GHz). I followed the instructions here and bought a single 4GB DDR3-1066MHz SODIMM. After installing it, the MacBook only detects 1GB: ...
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Is it possible to upgrade my MacBook Pro RAM and Hard Drive?

I bought Macbook Pro 15 inch laptop last year with 4 GB RAM and 300 GB Hard disk, Now I feel like upgrading its RAM to 8 GB and 1 TB hard disk. I want to know is it possible to do that or not. My ...
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What's the best memory upgrade option for a mid2007 macbook running 10.6? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can an 2009 iMac have an odd total amount of RAM? Yeah, I'm still trying to kick it old school. I have a Macbook 2.1 (2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB of Memory, 667 MHz ...
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Technical reason that 2011 MacBook Air is maxed at 4gb ram

I am very interested in the MacBook Air specs and form factor. Both for reasons specific to my software needs (developing using an IDE as well as needing to run a virtual OS on top of the boot OS.) as ...
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Does it make sense to Quit apps before Sleep?

Will quitting (Cmd+Q) large apps before closing the MacBook lid make getting up and running again faster? I have the impression that my MacBook needs more time to recover from sleep if I have large, ...
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Macbook Ram Speed Question (1033 or 1333 MHZ)

I have two 4GB modules of ram for a Macbook Pro (1033MHZ). I have a new Macbook pro that came with two 2GB modules (1333MHZ) Would it be best if I left the 4GB faster ram in? Or would it really be ...
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Will upgrading to 4GB RAM on a white MacBook work?

I've seen discussions about upgrading memory but it was only for the MacBook Pro. I have a white 13" MacBook with 2GB memory, I'm considering about upgrading the memory to 4GB. Is it possible to ...
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What Are The Signs of RAM (Slot) Failure?

I've recently attempted to install 2 sticks of 2GB RAM into my MacBook Pro, but unfortunately had jammed one stick in the lower RAM compartment (Apparently I forgot to enter it at 45°) and had a rough ...