15" MBP late 2008 unibody: 4g --> 8g RAM upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by e.ayala, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. e.ayala macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2011
    Hello as stated in the title I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade my RAM from 4gigs to 8gigs.
    15" MBP Late 2008
    Processor: 2.93
    Memory: 4GB
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M
    Software: Mac OS X Lion
  2. bielen macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008
    New Jersey
    8G in Late 2008 MacBook Pro

    I have a late 2008 MacBook Pro as well. I bought the 8GB Crucial upgrade from Amazon. Installed and was up and running within 15 minutes. Make sure you have the latest Boot ROM as noted in the link posted earlier.
  3. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    Can you post a link to the link you're referencing? :D
  4. tcphoto macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    Madison, GA
    I received my 8GB upgrade a few days ago for my Late 2008 MBP and it is something that I'd recommend to anyone. Between Lion and the 8GB I feel like it's a new computer.

  5. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    Its my link in the post above
  6. msalman macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    I have also ordered this right now. I could certainly make use of extra ram :)
  7. msalman macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    So I tried it but mine didn't recognize 8GB - it still reads only 4GB :(. I have late 2008 macbook pro with latest firm running Lion. Any ideas? Thanks
  8. DrivenDaily macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2011
    Under System Information - Memory does it say there is a DIMM in both slots?
  9. msalman macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    nope - it was indicating that one of the slots was empty. So I reopened it right now and found out that one of them was bit loose - DOH :p. I fixed it and now the system recognizes 8GB. yaaaaay, I'm going to love the extra ram :D
  10. lindstedt56 macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    You should have bought the ram off of newegg for half the price.
  11. DrivenDaily macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2011
    msalman - glad you got that sorted and it wasn't a doa stick.

    I'm all for recommending Newegg but let's be a bit serious here....its basically a 10 dollar difference on that Kingston kit. Hell, Amazon is 10 cheaper than the Egg on the Crucial kit.

    The take away is to shop around...
  12. msalman macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    ummm...which one are you talking about? Kingston is about $16 cheaper on newegg.ca but that wouldn't have saved me much with $10 shipping.

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