How do I know if RAM is compatible with my MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mattchiro, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. mattchiro macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 2007 MacBook Pro (Santa Rosa chipset) 2.2 GHz with 2GB RAM.

    It has been a superb beast since the day I bought it but all this talk of the new MBP's and SL etc has made me long for a bit of an upgrade...

    I thought perhaps instead of buying a new laptop (Apple damn expensive here in South Africa) I would just upgrade the RAM.

    Will 4GB Ram make much of a difference with speed and multi-tasking compared to 2GB??

    Also how do I know if the RAM is compatible? Will any 2GB DDR2-667 200-Pin Notebook Memory work or are certain brands only compatible?

    I can get cheap prices on brands such as Transcend, Hynix, Corsair, OCZ...

    Any advice would be more than welcome! ;)
     
  2. mattchiro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also another question, what is the max amount of RAM my MBP can use? 4GB (2x2GB)??
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 601

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  5. belvdr macrumors 601

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    I have heard good results from OCZ. If the RAM specs match what Crucial says, it should work. You may just call them and have them spec it out for you to ensure you get the right parts.
     
  6. mattchiro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The OCZ ram meets up with all the specs so don't see why it shouldn't work? Will give it a try. 2 x 2GB costs R750 which is roughly $90
     

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