8gb of ram on the 2008 Unibody

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  1. JR13 macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  3. JR13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had the idea Snow leopard fixed that issue. I'm not sure tho.
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  5. JR13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm still running leopard. So did you upgrade to snow leopard to make this work?
     
  6. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    I had been running Snow Leopard already. I can't comment on Leopard, sorry.
     
  7. JR13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got it. So is it safe to say running snow leopard on a 08 unibody will make 8gb run?
     
  8. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
  9. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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