8GB RAM upgrade for mid-late 2009 Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bgiff1010, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. bgiff1010 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    So I've been looking to upgrade my RAM from the stock 2gb to 8gb to meet my needs, use a lot Adobe products as well as Maya, UDK, VMware, etc.

    I came across this deal, which is the best I have seen so far.
    It's 79.99, but theres a $10 off code that expires near the end of this month, so $70 for a 8gb ram upgrade. I read the comments, and seems like it will work in my model macbook. Nonetheless, I came here to double check with people who I know know what they are talking about. So is will this work in my macbook? Is this a good price? (lowest I've seen)
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    Good price and G.skill is a great brand. Go for it.
  3. bgiff1010 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    Thanks! I'll probably order it tonight, and hope to get it next week.
  4. FubsyGamr macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2010
    So, here's a question:

    If I purchase this ram, and swap it for my MacBook Pro's 4 GB ram, could I then take the 4 GB RAM and put it into my girlfriend's Dell Laptop? Her laptop is about 4 or 5 years old, it's a Dell Inspiron 6000, only has 1 GB ram (2x 512 sticks).
  5. Cr0nus macrumors member


    Feb 17, 2011
    Boston / LA
    mbp 2009 model uses ddr3 ram, if your girlfriend's laptop uses ddr3 ram then it is possible.
  6. jrb363 macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2011
    No, you can't. I also have a Dell Inspiron 6000 and not only is the ram incompatible generationally and in speed (DDR2 @ 533Mhz for the Dell vs DDR3 @ 1066Mhz for your MacBook) but the Dell Inspiron 6000 is limited to a max of 2GB total ram. Check around on Newegg, their prices are usually very solid.


    ^ Kingston 2GB of DDR2 Ram at 533Mhz. It's the fastest and max capacity that will work in the Dell. I put it in my old machine over 2 years ago and it still runs like a champ. I highly recommend it. :D
  7. FunkTechNician macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2009
  8. Alvi macrumors 65816


    Oct 31, 2008
  9. FunkTechNician macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2009
    O ok well do they have any around the same price that I can get

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