8GB RAM upgrade for mid-late 2009 Macbook Pro

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

  1. bgiff1010 macrumors newbie

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    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.
    HERE
    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

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

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

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    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

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    mbp 2009 model uses ddr3 ram, if your girlfriend's laptop uses ddr3 ram then it is possible.
     
  6. jrb363 macrumors member

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    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.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134804

    ^ 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
     
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  9. FunkTechNician macrumors member

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    O ok well do they have any around the same price that I can get
     

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