Should I update my RAM (late 2008 unibody)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maclaw21, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. maclaw21 macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2009
    Hi all:

    I'm looking for advice regarding whether I should upgrade my RAM on my late 2008 unibody MBP, running at 2.0 ghz dual core, 2 gb RAM. I don't use a lot of graphic programs; I'm wondering if I will get better performance with the upgraded RAM, especially with Lion on the horizon.

    Here are the rest of my specs:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Go to Activity Monitor > System Memory and report (screenshot perhaps) what it says under that System Memory tab.

  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Definitely. More RAM will always help, especially if you have only 2GB. Your MBP supports up to 8GB.

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