Help me upgrade my MBP Ram, best kinda ram?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rokuez, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. rokuez macrumors newbie

    rokuez

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    Location:
    ca, west la
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    Little confused about upgrading my Macbook Pro's ram

    I've read some threads on gearslutz.com and seen that OWC is a good place to get mac ram.

    However if someone wouldn't mind confirming the ram that I believe I need that would be very helpful. Also not 100% which brand is best for RAM.

    After going to Apple Symbol / About this Mac / More info I go to the Memory section and find that I have 2 1 gb sticks with the following info

    Size: 1 GB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0xCE00000000000000
    Part Number: 0x4D342037305432393533455A332D43453620
    Serial Number: 0x7424D4E5

    Here is the Hardware Info

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz


    From what I've found this is the list of RAM that will/should work

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/MacBook/Pro/Core2/

    Which brand is best OWC, Micron, Samsung, or Techworks? Also I notice for the OWC ram there is

    4.0GB Upgrade Kit (2.0GB Modules x 2 Matched)
    &
    4.0GB Upgrade Kit (2.0GB Modules x 2 Matched) CAS 4 High-Performance tuned low-latency

    for $3 more should I go with the CAS 4 High-performance tuned low-latency?

    I'm fairly certain the max ram my MBP can have is 4 gb. Just need confirmation that this is the right RAM, and would like to know which manufacturer is best. I use this MBP for logic 8.

    Really appreciate any feedback!
     
  2. johngordon macrumors 65816

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    You'd be hard pressed to get better than www.crucial.com.

    There's a tool on tgheir site that detects what RAM your machine needs, and is usually pretty cheap too.
     
  3. hacksaw-C87 macrumors regular

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    Location:
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    As above. I've always upgraded all my RAM from crucial and I've never had a problem. Good price, great selection and good product delivery time.
     

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