MacBook Pro - Memory Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iNewbie, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. iNewbie macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have an older 17inch MacBook Pro. I believe it's model 2,1. It's 2.33 and came with 2 Gigs of Ram.

    My understanding is that while 2 Gig's is Apples maximum, it can actually go up to 3 Gigs in memory. I guess I could just add a 2 gig chip and end up with that and a 1 gig chip.

    But if I bumped it up to 4 gigs, if Snow Leopard would recognize and use all 4 gigs? Or maybe the limit is hardware based....

    Any information or advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    Probably not. Total RAM is usually determined by the hardware and not software.
     
  3. iNewbie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info. I thought so but I wanted to check. I was hoping to get to at least 4 since I use VM's. Might have to think about one of the newer models that takes 8 GB I guess.
     
  4. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    and sell me your old one! for cheap! :D
     

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