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First what is your exact model as you talk about having a Core 2 version Vs a i5 or i7 version of the A1278. Can you supply the last four digits of your serial number so we can be sure here.
 
The ''Core 2'' series of systems are limited to 8 GB of RAM (2 - 4 GB modules). The newer i5/i7 series can run 16 GB of RAM (two - 8 GB modules). In either case you do want to make sure your EFI is at the latest. Follow this Apple TN [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237|EFI & SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs].
 
I do strongly recommend using a matched pair of modules as I've seen some very odd behavior when mixing vendors and speeds or sizes.
 
As'''As for running Mavericks:

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Mavericks:''' Review Apples approved models listing TN [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5842|OS X Mavericks: System Requirements] to make sure your system can run it.
As'''As for running Mavericks:

Review
Mavericks:''' Review Apples approved models listing TN [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5842|OS X Mavericks: System Requirements] to make sure your system can run it.

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Original post by: Dan ,

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Yes & No

First what is your exact model as you talk about having a Core 2 version Vs a i5 or i7 version of the A1278. Can you supply the last four digits of your serial number so we can be sure here.

The ''Core 2'' series of systems are limited to 8 GB of RAM (2 - 4 GB modules). The newer i5/i7 series can run 16 GB of RAM (two - 8 GB modules). In either case you do want to make sure your EFI is at the latest. Follow this Apple TN [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237|EFI & SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs].

I do strongly recommend using a matched pair of modules as I've seen some very odd behavior when mixing vendors and speeds or sizes.

As for running Mavericks:

Review Apples approved models listing TN [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5842|OS X Mavericks: System Requirements] to make sure your system can run it.

Status:

open