Upgrading 2009 Macbook Pro Memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chucktownwhat, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Chucktownwhat macrumors member

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    I am trying to take advantage on the holiday deals. I have never upgraded the memory on a computer nor do I know much about it.

    I have a Mid 2009 Macbook Pro with 2.53 GHz Core Duo, 4GB 1067MHz DDR3. I am looking to upgrade the memory, 6-8+ GB.

    So I have a lot of questions:

    Since I have two memory ports, can I put a 2GB and a 4GB in the other?

    Is there a limit to how much I can put in this model MBP?

    Lastly, do I need to match up the MHz? Like if I buy two new memory cards at 1333 MHz, will that work?
     
  2. GGJstudios, Dec 12, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.
    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
    • By visiting EveryMac.com: Actual Maximum RAM
    • By using Mactracker
    • By entering your serial number here to find specs for your model. (Be aware that some models can use more RAM than Apple shows. Check EveryMac or MacTracker to verify.)
    Matching RAM will give you slightly better performance.
     
  3. Chucktownwhat thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks I really appreciate your help! Is there much of a difference in the manufacturers of the memory cards in the way of quality, reliability?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not much at all, if any, especially if you go with a well-known brand.
     

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