17" Mbp Unibody 8gb Ram By Kingston - Will This Work?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amitdoc2b, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008

    I was wondering if the following Kingston 8GB RAM (2x4GB) will work in the new 17" unibody MBP? And does Kingston have a history of good RAM?

    Here is the info:

    Specifications: Standard 512M X 72 Parity 1066MHz 240-pin Registered DIMM (SDRAM-DDR3, 1.5V, CL7, FBGA, Gold) (Datasheet)
    Manufacturer #: N/A
    Form Factor: Memory Module
    Pieces Unit: 2 (Two 4GB modules, totaling 8GB)
    Warranty: Lifetime

    Here is the link:

  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Can you even get in the case to get to the RAM in the 17"?

    If so, that should work.
  3. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    The case appears to have screws so it will come off.

    Whether or not the RAM is actually removable is another question. It may soldered on like the MacBook Air.
  4. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    Its upgradable up to 8GB according to Apple's website. It comes with 2 - 2 GB memory and u can upgrade to 2 - 4GB. So will these Kingston ones work? And how can I tell which memory will work in my MBP unibody 17inch?

  5. tobyg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2004
    That doesn't look like SO-DIMM's. So no, it won't fit.
  6. Quu macrumors 68030


    Apr 2, 2007
    The base of the case has screws, once removed the entire bottom comes off and you have easy access to the Hard Disk Bay, RAM Slots, Battery (Even though the battery is not user-serviceable) Optical Drive and Motherboard.

    According to Apples MacBook Pro 17" Page on there US site the RAM and Hard Disk are considered User Upgradeable if you do not damage the notebook whilst doing the upgrade yourself.
  7. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008

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