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rocanlover163

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Is it possible to install more than 4GB of RAM and also install a SSD into a 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MBP?
 

GGJstudios

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Is it possible to install more than 4GB of RAM and also install a SSD into a 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MBP?
Yes. You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
 
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charlieroberts

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yep, up to 6gb RAM

and although it doesn't have sata III. Any sad will be a good match. I have the samsung 830
 
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rocanlover163

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Hey guys thanks for the help. GGJSudios thanks that link is very helpful.

I upgraded the RAM when I got the computer with crucial memory to 2x2 GB sticks. Would it be okay if I purchased a different brand 4GB and combine it with one of the 2GB sticks?
 
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jbzcar

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May 11, 2012
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Nope. 6GB. Read the links.

No thanks, I don't need to.

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liya1201

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Hey guys thanks for the help. GGJSudios thanks that link is very helpful.

I upgraded the RAM when I got the computer with crucial memory to 2x2 GB sticks. Would it be okay if I purchased a different brand 4GB and combine it with one of the 2GB sticks?

Should work as my 2008 early MBP (2.5 GHz Penryn) has one Kingston 2 GB and one Patriot 4 GB. It worked fine.
 
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wytwolf

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Yours is not the same model as the OP's, which is a 2.6GHz, not a 2.8GHz, and which has a maximum RAM of 6GB. You'd know this if you read the links, as I suggested.

Also the screen shot is useless. My old 06' black macbook would report 4GB in "About this Mac" but in istat and menu meters it would only show 3GB as that was the limit. It's better to take a sreenshot of that to show the available amount of ram.
 
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rocanlover163

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How big of an improvement will I notice if I ugrade to 6GB of RAM and swap out the HDD to a 200-250 GB SSD?

Will it be able to handle FCP X pretty good?
 
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GGJstudios

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Also the screen shot is useless. My old 06' black macbook would report 4GB in "About this Mac" but in istat and menu meters it would only show 3GB as that was the limit. It's better to take a sreenshot of that to show the available amount of ram.
Absolutely correct. What's shown in "About This Mac" is how much RAM is installed, not how much RAM can actually be used. Look at the System Memory tab of Activity Monitor to see how much RAM is actually usable.
 
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jbzcar

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Absolutely correct. What's shown in "About This Mac" is how much RAM is installed, not how much RAM can actually be used. Look at the System Memory tab of Activity Monitor to see how much RAM is actually usable.

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GGJstudios

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Did you miss the part where you have a different configuration than the OP? No one is questioning whether your Mac can use 8GB of RAM, but the OP's MBP can only use 6GB, as stated in the links that you didn't read.
 
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jbzcar

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Did you miss the part where you have a different configuration than the OP? No one is questioning whether your Mac can use 8GB of RAM, but the OP's MBP can only use 6GB, as stated in the links that you didn't read.

I missed nothing.
 
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