Help on deciding if this RAM works on my MacBookPro late 2008

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  1. SyKot macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have this MacBook Pro http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...-2.4-aluminum-15-late-2008-unibody-specs.html and was wondering if I could upgrade it to 8GB RAM with these 2 pieces:
    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT2KIT51264BC1067

    According to OWS http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/8566DDR3S8GP/ this piece works. And from what I gathered, the one from crucial matches the specs on these one. (I need to buy from Europe because of no-Customs taxes)

    I also have the requirements listed here: http://blog.macsales.com/9102-secret-firmware-lets-late-08-macbooks-use-8gb

    Just trying to get any extra input before advancing with this purchase.

    Thank you for your help :)
     
  2. AlexBass macrumors regular

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    It should work. According to Apple, the maximum is 6Gb but people have tried 8Gb and it works fine.
     
  3. SyKot thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. sofianito, Jul 9, 2012
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    sofianito macrumors 65816

    sofianito

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    I have late mbp 2008 with 8GB OWC memory since almost 2 years. It works very fine :)

    Boot ROM Version: MBP51.007E.B05
    SMC Version (system): 1.33f8
     
  5. SyKot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the same specs except the boot ROM version is MBP51.007E.B06 instead.
     
  6. andrewwynn macrumors newbie

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    Problem with Sleep

    I upgraded to 8GB a week or so ago and my computer would no longer wake up from sleep. I found a tip to set maxmem to 7.5GB and since then it's been working.

    I suspect those that got it to work with 8 full GB were using the slower video card. I'm using macbook Pro 5,1 and boot rom: MBP51.007E.B06

    -awr
     
  7. sofianito macrumors 65816

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    Last week, I upgraded the firmware to MBP51.007E.B06. No issues yet :)
     
  8. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    There was a firmware update late last year that officially gave the late 2008 MBP the capability to run 8GB of ram.
     
  9. sofianito, Jul 21, 2012
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    sofianito macrumors 65816

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    My MBP had 8GB without issues before Lion was released...
     
  10. SyKot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I upgraded to the 8GB last week and so far no issues at all.
     

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