Macbook pro ram question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by originalcliche, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. originalcliche macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2007
    Hey everybody.

    I am going to be buying the 13 inch macbook pro tomorrow as well as some ram, but not from apple.

    The ram I am going to be buying has these specs.
    PC2-5300 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-667 200 Pin

    I am kinda braindead when it comes to ram so could someone please shed some light on whether or not this will work?

    Thanks alot!

    ps I got my previous macbook stolen and I am so looking forward to getting a new one!!!! Can't f'n wait!!
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    If you're buying the current model 13" MBP, then that's not the correct RAM. It needs to be DDR3.

    The owner's manual has the exact specs, page 44

    PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMM 1066 MHz Type RAM

    Enjoy your new MBP. I have a 17" UB (early 2009) and it's their best design yet, IMO.
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    I would suggest if you don't even know what RAM to buy, you just buy it installed from Apple. Seriously, it requires some knowledge and ability to follow instructions... if you don't know what kind of RAM to buy given the information is available all over, you probably are the type of person who is better off just having an "expert" do it.
  4. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502


    Jul 7, 2009
    The RAM you want to buy won't work on the current MacBook, it need DDR3

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