Giving MA897LL/A 6GB Ram

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  1. nollimac macrumors regular

    nollimac

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    I am giving my MacBook Pro an extended life by installing a larger hard drive (750GB) and go from 4GB Ram to 6GB. Should the 4GB installed in the first slot or it doesn't matter?
     
  2. nollimac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I read "Understanding Intel Mac Ram." However, there is no mention of slot preference. So, I was wondering what others who have upgraded their MacBook pro, especially late 2007 2.4ghz models have experience.
     
  3. nollimac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, since no one had responded, I took the safe bet and installed the 4GB in slot one. The Macbook Pro has been performing without any hiccups; so, the MA897LL/A MacBook Pro can unofficially run 6GB of RAM.
     
  4. jbestie macrumors newbie

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    Is anybody tried to install 8Gb to this notebook ?
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The hardware cannot read 8GB.

    As far as the OP's question: it doesn't matter one bit.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I prefer the bottom slot (technically it would be the top slot, but since you access it from the bottom of the computer, it's the bottom slot facing the back).

    Then again it doesn't really matter.
     
  7. jbestie macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for unclear question - I meant two banks with 4Gb (perhaps somebody tried that), but if hardware isn't able to work with 6Gb+ then I'll sleep calm :).
    Thanks for answers!
     

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