Macbook Pro Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iSaga, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. iSaga macrumors regular

    May 25, 2008
    I have one of the first Macbook Pro models and I'm thinking I need an upgrade. It has 1GB RAM, does that mean if I want 2 GB RAM I need to buy 2 1GB and would that be a significant increase in speed and performance? or would buying 2 2GB for a total of 4 GB RAM be the wiser choice? I do graphics and photography and use CS3 the most.

    Also would appreciate recommendation on HD space as well..
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    If you have an original CoreDuo (not Core2Duo) MacbookPro (like I do) you cannot use more than 2Gb of RAM. And yes you should buy 2x1Gb.
  3. iSaga thread starter macrumors regular

    May 25, 2008
    dang, not much info coming into this thread. Thanks robbie, I do infact have an original CoreDuo, which solves the issue of a 2 or 4 GB upgrade.
  4. Dreamail macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2003
    Memory upgrades

    You can buy some place else, but Crucial has a really nice Memory Advisor Tool on their main page.

    Just enter:
    Step 1 - Apple
    Step 2 - MacBook Pro
    Step 3 - [your exact model here]

    It shows you what steps you can upgrade to.
    E.g. if it only mentions 512MB, 1GB and 2GB then that's as much as this model allows to add.

    For more info check out their 'Manufacturer Specification' section further below.

    Maybe helpful...

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