A1261 RAM be maxed to 8GB or limited to 6GB?

Hi - I've read another post about the A1260 being 6GB for max Ram upgrade, but can the 17" A1261 be 8GB? Also, if max is 6GB can this cause issues by mixing a 2 & 4GB RAM chips? Thanks.

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worked with 8GB or not?

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Carlos here is a link to the max ram for all Macs since G3's. Note the 17" must be newer than 08 to use 8GB of ram.

http://www.everymac.com/systems/by_capab...

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Yes - it works the same way, 6 GB max, one 2 & one 4 GB chip.

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ok, thanks, but I've read reports mixing RAM chips can equally have a negative effect as it'll slow machine down also? would putting 2x4gb same ram types get around this or would this not work at all? thanks.

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Yes you want to use the same vendor and spec's for the chips... (e.g. not one Crucial and one Kingston) the lag is noticeable to a human.

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