8gb of ram on the 2008 Unibody

JR13

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I have the 2008 Macbook Pro Alum Unibody.

I know this has been discussed before and that there were stories that it only reads 6gb of ram. Do I need to a specific brand or model of ram to make sure my MBP reads all 8gb of them? Do I need to upgrade something else to make this work?

Please advice. Thank you!
 

Aldaris

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If memory serves me right, the 2008 Unibodies originally supported 4 GB of memory. Apple later released a firmware to MacBook Pro's that allowed the Unibody to recognize 6 GB. To my knowledge they will only register a maximum of 6 GB.
 

JR13

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I had the idea Snow leopard fixed that issue. I'm not sure tho.
 

bozz2006

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I have a 2008 aluminum Macbook running 8GB of RAM. A while back a "silent" firmware update was released to allow for 8GB. It registers and works just fine. Any aluminum unibody macbook/macbook pro can do 8GB.
 

JR13

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I have a 2008 aluminum Macbook running 8GB of RAM. A while back a "silent" firmware update was released to allow for 8GB. It registers and works just fine. Any aluminum unibody macbook/macbook pro can do 8GB.
I'm still running leopard. So did you upgrade to snow leopard to make this work?
 

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