Max Ram For 15inch Unibody Macbook Pro

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  1. MacintoshMaster macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi there,
    Please could you tell me the max ram for my 15inch unibody macbook pro?
    Processor is 2.9 GHz.

    Thanks,
    John.
     
  2. MacintoshMaster thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that the first generation of aluminium laptops were able to have a 'max' of 4GB, although whether they removed that restriction with a firmware update or if it was an actual limit I don't know.

    Look here: http://www.crucial.com/uk/index.aspx
     
  4. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

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    I have 8gb in mine. My unit has the express card port just before they eliminated a very important feature


    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.93 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP51.007E.B05
    SMC Version (system): 1.41f2
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    It all depends on which model of MPB you own. As spinnerlys so aptly put the steps to fnding this out. Only then will you know how much ram you can have.
     
  6. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    My favourite c2d model!
     
  7. nicklad macrumors 6502

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    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP51.007E.B05
    SMC Version (system): 1.33f8

    I'm wondering if 8GB will now work with the Boot ROM update that Apple released to quieten the DVD drive. Has anybody tested it since?
     

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