Resolved Upgrade 2009 MBP to ML?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KUguardgrl13, May 18, 2013.

  1. KUguardgrl13, May 18, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2013

    KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    I'm currently running a mid-2009 MBP with 2 GB RAM and 2.26 ghz core duo. It's been upgraded to snow leopard from the original leopard. I've been thinking about upgrading to Mountain Lion to take advantage of some of the newer features (just got an iphone 5, so icloud is enticing). I know that Apple says my machine meets the technical requirements, but I've heard that 2 GB RAM may not be enough. I'm not technically knowledgable, so I wouldn't want to replace the RAM myself. Is upgrading worth it?
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Yes it is, the newer the OS is the more RAM it seems to need, 2 GB on Mountain Lion is really low and I would go to a minimum of 4 GB but 8 would be much better.
    You do have the 13" MBP I think, if so 8 GB is the maximum RAM it takes.

    RAM is not hard to install, AFAIK you need a screwdriver to open the bottom, that's it, you could go to to see how to change your RAM.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Upgrading RAM is easy if you can operate a Philips #00 screwdriver and ten screws. The rest is a pull and push operation.
    Your MBP can take 8 GB of RAM and 2 GB RAM is not enough to run OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion smoothly even with only one application open at one time.


    For 2009 MBPs the size does not matter, as even my 17" MBP from 2009 is maxed out at 8 GB.

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