uMBP 2.53 ram question

Despicable

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Jul 30, 2010
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Hello,

Great forum. Lots of knowledgeable people. have a early 2009 unibody macbook pro 15 and i was wondering was is the most amount of ram that i can put into it. 4 or 6 or 8?

thanks
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GGJstudios

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There was no Early 2009 15" MBP. There was a Late 2008 and a Mid 2009. You can find specific specs with your serial number here. You can find specs on all Apple products with Mactracker.

For the Late 2008 model (Introduced in Oct 2008): 8.0 GB (2.66/2.93 GHz) 6.0 GB (2.4/2.53/2.8 GHz) (Actual) 4.0 GB (Apple)

For the Mid 2009 model (Introduced in June 2009):8.0 GB
 

warrena

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I have a mid-09 2.53 15" with 8GB, not sure if same as yours. I thought there was only one 2009 update but could be wrong. From system profiler. Is yours a MacBookPro5,4 also?


Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,4
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.49f2
 

Despicable

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I figured it was just 6gb. Where is the best place to buy a single 4GB PC-8500 DDR3 ram chip from? I was checking newegg and NCIX and it seem to about 150, is that reasonable?
 

GGJstudios

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I have a mid-09 2.53 15" with 8GB, not sure if same as yours. I thought there was only one 2009 update but could be wrong.
There was a 5,3 and a 5,4 released in 2009, both in June, both with 8GB max RAM.
 

Despicable

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I am pretty sure I have this MacBookPro 5,1. I am currently at work so I can't check for sure. I will check when I get home.
 

Hellhammer

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Dec 10, 2008
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I am pretty sure I have this MacBookPro 5,1. I am currently at work so I can't check for sure. I will check when I get home.
It is because mid-2009 2.53GHz 15" came with 9400M, not with 9400M+9600M GT so unless your sig is incorrect, have the late 2008 MBP.
 

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