January 2008 MBP - I want to upgrade to 6GB memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by elgrecomac, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    #1
    Though not supported by Apple, I would like upgrade the RAM in my January 2008 MBP to 6gb up from 4gb. I have 3 questions:

    1. With my vintage of MBP can this be done?
    2. If yes, I assume I have to buy a 4gb and a 2gb ram sticks. So where and what memory should I buy? (supplier, speed, spec, etc). Please be as specific as possible.

    3. Also, for someone who has already done this, have you encountered any issues, problems, system failures, software conflicts? I use MS office, VMWare Fusion, Firefox as well as itunes and Safari.

    Thank you.
     
  2. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    Thanks, all

    It looks like it just isn't worth the $175-200 for the additional memory for a marginal boost in performance. I do hope that Apple addresses this in it3 MBP 3.1+ laptops in Snow Leopard...wishful thinking I bet.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    You could always check out ebay or the other places for good deals ;)
     

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