"sudo port upgrade outdated" fills HDD

Scott Haneda talklists at newgeo.com
Wed Feb 17 14:16:00 PST 2010

On Feb 17, 2010, at 11:09 AM, Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:

> Memory guidelines from Apple at the time of purchase seem to have more to do with the capacity of memory modules at the time of system build. I can not recall Apple ever claiming a memory capacity in a system spec greater then stuffing the largest memory sticks available at the time or press into all available slots, other then when they switched to 64bit and advertised theoretical limits.
> I've found it very safe and rewarding to go with the guidance of memory suppliers especially suppliers that sell a lot of memory for Mac systems.
> Check out:
> http://www.macsales.com
> Call them on the phone and ask them if your system is known to be stable with the 4GB kit.
> http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx
> Many of these memory suppliers will certify that the memory is compatible.
> As far as overtaxing, running out of memory and swapping to disk could be considered one of the more "taxing" events if it is occurring regularly.

I am running 4GB in my macbook fine, but I am wasting 1GB, but I also wanted the memory parity, so I was willing to throw that money away so to speak:


You have to find the excerpt that pertains to your model, but here is a sample:
    Two SODIMM slots support up to 2GB*(OWC NOTE: this model can actually 
    support 3 GB. If 4GB is put it, OSX 10.5 will recognize it as 4GB, 
    but will still only address 3GB)

Not sure how that plays with 10.6, my about box shows 4GB, but I have never been able to use more than 3GB on this MacBook2,1

All in all, for the cost, a good investment though.
Scott * If you contact me off list replace talklists@ with scott@ * 

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