MacBook Pro - Memory Question

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

  1. iNewbie macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2006

    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.

  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Probably not. Total RAM is usually determined by the hardware and not software.
  3. iNewbie thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2006

    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


    Dec 25, 2008
    and sell me your old one! for cheap! :D

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