Ram Options For Mid 2009 Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sammy's, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Sammy's macrumors member

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    I have a mid 2009 Macbook Pro. A little over a year ago I had to do some emergency work on it when the HD started to fail and ended up replacing it with a Samsung 850 EVO SSD and the machine has been running really well since.

    At the time I didn't touch the RAM(currently 4GB) and was wondering if this is something worth doing if I want to keep the machine running for a couple more years?

    Saw a few options offered:
    Crucial 8GB for $82
    OWC 16GB for $100
    OWC 8GB for $50

    Any thoughts/recommendations would be appreciated.
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    One point: Any 2009 MacBook Pro maxes out with 8GB (2x4GB)
     
  3. Sammy's thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks - thought the OWC 16GB was some sort of workaround.
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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  5. Sammy's thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool - good catch. I had just looked at the Upgrade Overview page for 2008-2009 to get an idea of options and price.

    Overall is it worth the $50 to upgrade to 8GB?
     
  6. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I prefer no less than 8 GB of RAM with todays apps & internet.
     

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