Macbook Pro Early 2008 6GB Ram Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by melodosgr, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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?

    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    No, the benefit of an added 2GB of RAM will outweigh the benefit of having matched pairs.
    MR Guide to Matched RAM on Intel Macs

    No, it's fine to use RAM from different manufacturers, as long as the specs are appropriate for your Mac.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     
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    GGJstudios

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    As RAM prices vary widely and are constantly changing, you just have to shop around when you're ready to buy.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    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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    littlblackangel

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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!
     
  7. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors 601

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    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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