Installing 8GB of RAM in late 2009 unibody 13" Macbook?

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  1. Red Cube macrumors member

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    I'm getting more RAM for gaming (yes, gaming) and I've heard that some people have installed 8GB. I found a thread about it on Overclock.net, and the guy who did it said it worked fine, though he said something about adding a 2nd drive bay to replace his optical drive (which I have no idea what that means, btw) Would this be a good idea?
     
  2. zepman macrumors regular

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    8 GB will work fine in your MBP. Just ignore the "2nd drive bay"-thing. It's for installation of a second harddrive.

    How much RAM do you have installed in you MBP now?
     
  3. Red Cube thread starter macrumors member

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    A measly 2GB.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    2GB RAM? Upgrade that bad boy to 8GB and you'll things speed up.
     
  5. Red Cube thread starter macrumors member

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    Not sure which model to get though. I'm looking for a 4GBx2 pack, but I don't know which one to choose :(
     
  6. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't really matter. Crucial, Kingston, corsair, PNY whatever is on sale. PC3 8500
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    This. Although to be honest, I personally went with Corsair and Kingston. (One for my brother's Mac, and the other mine). Both have been good so far.
     

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