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Old Apr 17, 2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Macbook Pro Early 2008 6GB Ram Upgrade

I got an old Macbook Pro Early 2008 4,1 and I'd like to upgrade the ram from 4gb to 6gb. I know that by doing this, I will lose the dual channel ability. Is that a big performance loss?

Also, I don't seem to find the other sodimm in 4gb single, currently I have the M470T5663CZ3-CE6, but I can't find the corresponding 4gb from samsung. Will there be any issues if I get a sodimm from a different manufacturer?

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Old Apr 17, 2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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I got an old Macbook Pro Early 2008 4,1 and I'd like to upgrade the ram from 4gb to 6gb. I know that by doing this, I will lose the dual channel ability. Is that a big performance loss?
No, the benefit of an added 2GB of RAM will outweigh the benefit of having matched pairs.
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Also, I don't seem to find the other sodimm in 4gb single, currently I have the M470T5663CZ3-CE6, but I can't find the corresponding 4gb from samsung. Will there be any issues if I get a sodimm from a different manufacturer?
No, it's fine to use RAM from different manufacturers, as long as the specs are appropriate for your Mac.
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Old Apr 17, 2013, 01:17 PM   #3
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No, the benefit of an added 2GB of RAM will outweigh the benefit of having matched pairs.
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No, it's fine to use RAM from different manufacturers, as long as the specs are appropriate for your Mac.
Thanks for the quick reply.

I've just ebay'd 4gb pc2 - 5300s macbook and got a few results and prices ranging from 80 dollars etc.. Isn't that a little expensive? I was wondering if you or anyone could suggest a few 4gb dimms that work with macbooks and are quite affordable.

Thanks
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I've just ebay'd 4gb pc2 - 5300s macbook and got a few results and prices ranging from 80 dollars etc.. Isn't that a little expensive? I was wondering if you or anyone could suggest a few 4gb dimms that work with macbooks and are quite affordable.

Thanks
As RAM prices vary widely and are constantly changing, you just have to shop around when you're ready to buy.
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Old Apr 17, 2013, 01:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I've just ebay'd 4gb pc2 - 5300s macbook and got a few results and prices ranging from 80 dollars etc.. Isn't that a little expensive? I was wondering if you or anyone could suggest a few 4gb dimms that work with macbooks and are quite affordable.

Thanks
Yes, that is so expensive. I have just bought two 4g ddr 1066 (8gb in total) for 60, that are 70 $ more or less.
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I've just ebay'd 4gb pc2 - 5300s macbook and got a few results and prices ranging from 80 dollars etc.. Isn't that a little expensive? I was wondering if you or anyone could suggest a few 4gb dimms that work with macbooks and are quite affordable.

Thanks
Hello Melodosgr... Did you have any problems after installing the 1x2GB + 1x4GB memory after? I am thinking of doing the same thing with my early 2008 MBPro. Thanks!
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Hello Melodosgr... Did you have any problems after installing the 1x2GB + 1x4GB memory after? I am thinking of doing the same thing with my early 2008 MBPro. Thanks!
Like the age of this thread, that member hasn't posted on this site for over a year. Don't hold your breath on a response.
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Hello Melodosgr... Did you have any problems after installing the 1x2GB + 1x4GB memory after? I am thinking of doing the same thing with my early 2008 MBPro. Thanks!
Do it, plenty of people did it back in the day with that model and the mid-2007's, it worked just fine.
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