Installing RAM: how much can I get?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shamguy4, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. shamguy4 macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2009
    I have the unibody late 2008... I got it right before they came out with the internal battery version....annoying

    anyhow i wanted more Ram as mine is the 2.4Ghz and has only 2GB

    I went to crucial where they claim I can only have up to 4GB
    is this true?
    because I was looking to buy either 2 sticks that will equal 4GB here:

    or I was going to get this 4GB stick. its same price and if i ever want another I can just purchase for a total of 8GB. (also, is it better to buy the 2 pair or 1 stick?)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can find specs on all Apple products with Mactracker.

    Introduced: October 2008 (2.4/2.53/2.8 GHz) March 2009 (2.66/2.93 GHz)
    Order Number: MB470LL/A (2.4), MB471LL/A (2.53), MC026LL/A (2.66 GHz)
    Model Number: A1286
    Type of RAM slots: 2 - 204-pin PC3-8500 (1066 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM
    Maximum RAM: 8.0 GB (2.66/2.93 GHz) 6.0 GB (2.4/2.53/2.8 GHz) (Actual) 4.0 GB (Apple)
  3. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2009

    Better to buy a pair. Besides, your machine probably doesn't support 8 GB. I upgraded my MBP 5,1 to 4 GB recently. It's been more than enough for my needs so far. :)
  4. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    pssh, i max out my 8GB on a daily basis :D
  5. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2009

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