Macbook Pro RAM upgrades

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by neetster, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. neetster macrumors newbie

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    I have a 17" Macbook Pro from late 2007 (A1229 is the model number I'm seeing on the back). I'm looking to upgrade my RAM. Currently have 2GB. Does this model support 6GB? If so, where is the best place to buy RAM/how hard is it to install myself? I don't know much about RAM so any brand recommendations or links to compatible RAM would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. screth macrumors newbie

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    I was just researching this myself. While Apple doesn't "officially" support 6 GB, users have installed 6 GB of RAM successfully using a 2GB and a 4GB stick. I would buy it from these guys, you can also send in your old RAM for a rebate. I have the same system as you and will be giving it a try.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/5300DDR2S6GP/
     
  3. Gata macrumors regular

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    Apple doesn't support dual-channel memory (two memory sticks with different capacities) because they claim it decreases the performance. However, the performance loss is only about 1-2%. I know people who have put 6 (and even 8) GB of Ram in the 17-inch model (which are coincidentially the same as yours). I recommend getting the memory from OWC.;)
     
  4. jawa12083 macrumors member

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    There have been many posts on the topic. Please use the search function in th forum.

    And the simple answer is, yes.
     
  5. Markov macrumors 6502

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    I used to trust Crucial... but that was only until I had to RMAC iMac ram back to them three different times because the other units were DOA. Now I buy from Corsair:

    http://www.corsair.com/

    You're probably going to need DDR2 667 (PC25300) (I have the same generation mbp as you, late 07). I usually buy from newegg, here is the site link if you are interested.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... 50001459 1309221136&name=DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)

    And as far as installing it, go here:

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-MacBook-Pro-17-Inch-Model-A1151-RAM/314/1

    The installation process is very easy.
     

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