I purchased an older Macbook Pro.. Need help please!

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  1. KrazyD macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    My name is David and I have recently purchased an older Macbook pro.

    Here is the specs
    MacBook Pro 2,2
    OS 10.6.8
    2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    8 GB 1333 MHz DDR2 (Atleast that's what it says in the about this Mac window)

    The individual I bought this from said it is 8gb ram, and that is also what it says in the about this Mac window. However, when I look deeper in the system profile it indicates 2gb.


    Does this make any sense? I have attached screen shots of this. Any input is very appreciated.


    David
     

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    That machine has two 667Mhz DDR2 stick sized 1GB each within it. It cannot access more than 3.3GB of ram. What that machine is displaying in About This Mac is not correct and may have been altered. I don't even think DDR2 ram can run at 1333Mhz.
     
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  4. KrazyD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No.. I just picked it up last night. I'm thinking of just upgrading to Mountain Lion from the apple store since its only 20$? :confused:
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    That machine cannot run Mountain Lion. The newest OS it can run is 10.7.5.
     
  6. KrazyD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ouch didn't know that... Where can I purchase 10.7.5 from?
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can't. The best you can do is get a $20 Snow Leopard disc from Apple. 10.6 will likely run better on that machine than 10.7 would.
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You can purchase Lion by calling Apple, but it's not available directly through the App Store. It sounds like the OP got scammed here.
     
  9. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

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    i have no idea if you got scammed or not, but you can always just buy new ram. Its gotten pretty cheap to get 8gb
     
  10. sselemit macrumors member

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    Ye, the info in the "About this Mac" can be altered. You have been scammed.
     
  11. leman macrumors 604

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    Well, you got scammed. Its pretty easy to modify About this Mac info.

    Except that machine can't have 8GB RAM.
     
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  13. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    My wife uses that machine with Snow Leopard and is still is pretty happy with it. For what it is it's a fine machine. It helps to research what you're planning to buy so you don't get fooled in that way, though. Not only is the addressable max for that model 3GB, 4GB laptop DDR2 DIMMs (of which you would need two to reach 8GB) are quite rare and don't work with many chipsets.

    Mind if I ask what you paid for it?
     
  14. KrazyD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually stayed up last night and was able to get Lion on it... And the memory now reads 2GB @ 667.. I need to upgrade. Any sources of where I can get better memory for good price? DDR2

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    250$ so I'm not upset about it.
     

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