Upgrading RAM, late 2006 MacBook Pro

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  1. ilmari macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm looking into upgrading the RAM of a late 2006 MacBook Pro from 2 gigs to maximum of 3 gigs. Should I just get a 2 gig chip and replace one of the 1 gig chips with that, or would I be better off purchasing a pair of 2 gig chips and replacing both of the old 1 gig chips with them?

    So basicly I'm asking wether the RAM chips should be in identical pairs or does it matter?

    Thanks!

    :)
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    AFAIK, it needs to be identical to take full advantage of the memory and give the best performance.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    In the 2006 MBP you do not need to match the pairs as there is no such thing as a 1.5/1.5 split in memory. Crucial.com reports that you should use 2gb / 1gb to get max ram.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP24

    What MBP is it? The 2.16 C2D or just the CD?
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I hate to disagree with you, but DDR2 memory works best matched, so he needs two 2 GB DDR2's. Also your link didn't support what Crucial says, nor does the rest of Apple's website.
     
  5. ilmari thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the info, will get 2 x 2GB then! :)
     

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