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Upgrade RAM on 2008 pre-unibody macbook pro?

Asked by jackm (6178 points ) September 14th, 2010

What is the best way for me to go about upgrading the RAM on my 2008 macbook pro 2.4 GHz Intel core 2 duo with 2GB DDR2 SDRAM. The RAM is in 2 1GB cards

How high can I go? Do I need to replace both, or could I buy a 3GB and simply replace one? What kind of RAM should I get, and where should I get it from?

I would like to have atleast 4GB, but more would be better.

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jrpowell's avatar

Your best bet is to get 4gigs of RAM. It should see all of it.

And I love Crucial for RAM. The upgrade is only 90 bucks.

UScitizen's avatar

Years ago Crucial was very good RAM. I’ve had many good experiences with it. Unfortunately, the quality of Crucial RAM has fallen dramatically. My last two tries with Crucial were such a disaster that I have placed them on the “I’ll never buy their product again” list.

Ame_Evil's avatar

Kingston and Corsair are two other decent producers of RAM.

Also note you need to get DDR2 ram and not DDR3 as it will not fit into the slots. You probably knew that but I just wanted to make sure so you don’t waste your time/money.

ratboy's avatar

Ramjet has worked well for me. This chart indicates that you can use up to 6gigs.

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