Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Our crack team of Mac Investigators here at YourMacStore decided to check out the limits of the memory capacity in both a Core Duo and a Core 2 Duo machine. Their preliminary findings (a nice way of saying what was shouted to me as there was a flash and some smoke in the warehouse) was that when inserting 3GB of memory (1GB+2GB) into a Core Duo MacBook Pro (in it’s cool black SeeThru case) was that there was no boot at all. No, not the Italian leather kind of boot…literally the computer wouldn’t start at all. However, if you use the 2GB module only, all is fine and it works. A good thing to know if one of your memory slots happens to go bad on you. Just drop in a 2GB memory chip and you’re still good to go.

Now how about a Mac mini with a Core 2 Duo upgrade? The crack team of Mac Investigators tested that as well, and while there was no smoke and flashes when they gave me the rundown, I could still smell sulfur in the air. Seriously though, we found that it’s the same exact thing as the Core Duo MacBook Pro. The 3GB support isn’t likely for this kind of setup, but for a newer generation of bridge chip that’s coming in the near future.

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