Late 2008 15in MBP RAM Upgrade question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by y0umebednow, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. y0umebednow macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2010
    So i recently bought a used Macbook Pro late 08 Unibody. It came with 3GB RAM. Since it already has a 2GB stick in one of the slots, i was thinking of buying a single 2GB Stick to make it 4GB or a 4GB stick to make it 6GB. (Although 4GB would be more than enough)

    So my question was, if the brands for both sticks are different (for example, one is samsung and the other crucial) would it effect the performance? More specifically, if both sticks ran in dual channel that would be better performance correct?

    Or does the brand not matter as long as they are both 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    The performance difference is about 1-2%. Don't fret about it.
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    Brand doesn't really make a difference, as long as they are the same specs it won't be a problem
  4. y0umebednow thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2010

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