Max RAM for early 2008 macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by danzg, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. danzg macrumors newbie

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    Oct 31, 2010
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    I have a MacBook Pro 17", bought around March 2008.
    I have read on various forums that it may be possible to upgrade it to 6GB. Some say 8GB.

    What's the final verdict? Can I do 8?

    Thanks!

    Here is the sys profile:


    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP41.00C1.B03
    SMC Version (system): 1.28f2

    Memory Slots:

    ECC: Disabled

    BANK 0/DIMM0:

    Size: 2 GB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0xCE00000000000000
    Part Number: 0x4D342037305435363633515A332D43453620
    Serial Number: 0x473C7CD5

    BANK 1/DIMM1:

    Size: 2 GB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Status: OK
    Manufacturer: 0xCE00000000000000
    Part Number: 0x4D342037305435363633515A332D43453620
    Serial Number: 0x473C7CE6
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #2
    I actually have the same MacBook Pro and the maximum RAM that you can put in it is actually 6GB. IIRC if you put in 8GB of RAM, it registers, although you can only use 4GB of it, so in effect you would be right where you are now, with no benefit. 6GB on the other hand works great, I have 6GB in my MacBook Pro right now.
     

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