6 gb ram upgrade, suggestions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tim018, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Tim018 macrumors regular

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    so i have a umbp late 08 (the one you can only put 6gb ram in) and i would like to upgrade it to 6gb of ram. i have found two places that i hear are reputable that are about similar price, but id like to know whats the best option; who has the better ram.

    http://www.datamemorysystems.com/_a...Intel_Core_2_Duo_15.4_2.53GHz_Memory_1524.asp

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/8566D6R3S4GB/

    I do a lot of photoshop work with this computer with a lot of other stuff open, and I'm wondering the best way to speed up the computer. It has a 2.53 ghz processor and I upgraded the hdd to a 7200 rpm hdd, would upgrading it to 6gb ram be the best way to improve speed?

    thanks for the tips

    tim
     
  2. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    Lots of people, including myself, have had good experiences with macsales.com. I haven't heard of DMS. I doubt you can go wrong with either, but I'd vote for macsales.com just because of familiarity.
     
  3. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. I bought OWC's (macsales) 4GB DDR2 module for my iMac 7,1 and it's running perfectly alongside a 2GB module for a total of 6GB. Not a hiccup.
     
  4. noodlemanc macrumors regular

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    Both places seem good, but I'd go for MacSales, their stuff is always pretty good:D Good luck with your new RAM!
     
  5. Tim018 thread starter macrumors regular

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    aight, thanks for the responses, currently im still running 10.5 cuz it runs so much better on my macbook (heat/battery/expose issues)...will i need to upgrade to 10.6 to use the 6gb or will 10.5 still recognize it and use it properly?

    thanks again
     

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