Just curious if anyone has tried maxing out the ram on a late 2009 Macbook (white, not pro) to 16GB running El Capitan or Yosemite?

Everymac's page states that the max is 8GB. Why not 16GB?


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The chipset and processor may not support more RAM, even though you can physically put it in. You can always try. Weird behaviour and instability result from that.

  • Correct. While they can add more RAM physically, it won't recognize it if that amount is not supported (let alone the type). Jun 3, 2018 at 0:18

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