Upgrading RAM of MacbookPro

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  1. ExTinCion macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2.4ghz 15 inch macbook pro with 2gb DDR2 RAM and want to upgrade it to 4gb ddr2 ram. Since the upgrade costs 500 bucks if you let apple do it, i want to do it by myself. But before i would like to have some feedback. Besides I have was wondering if I could use ANY DDR2 stick for my MBP?

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    This info from the Apple site details how to install the memory and also outlines the specifications of the memory the MBP can take.
     
  5. ExTinCion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your fast and great replies. Gavd I looked on the tutorial and it says that there are 2 slots for memory. One is already used so you have one more to use. It says that it only accepts 512 or 1g sticks. So how do i upgrade my MBP to 4 gb if I have 2 gb right now?
     
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    Each slot accepts a 2gb stick. So, you'll remove the two 1gb sticks that are in there and replace them with two 2gb sticks.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're just going to need one more stick of 2 GB DDR2 RAM.
     
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    I'm assuming it'll probably contain two 1gb sticks rather than one 2gb stick, right?
     
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    I could have sworn Apple's site said a 2 GB stick instead of two 1 GB ones. :rolleyes:
     
  10. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    From apple.com:

    2GB (two SO-DIMMs) of PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB
     
  11. ExTinCion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    apple.com:

    Depending on the configuration of the MacBook Pro you purchased, both memory slots may already be full. The maximum amount of memory you can install in your MacBook Pro is 3 GB (see article 304662; using 1 GB DIMM and 2 GB DIMM in each slot).

    Im totally confused now.
     
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    Chances are E is being sarcastic.
     
  13. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    That's for the last gen MBPs. Current MBPs have a max of 4gb
     
  14. ExTinCion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok thanks. Then it'll be 2gb ramsticks i guess.
     
  15. pamon macrumors 6502

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    check out prices online for the RAM vs apple's site fyi... crucial or ramseeker
     
  16. ExTinCion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there any differences between the 2X2gb Ram sticks. I mean i looked at several 2X 2gb sticks and the price range is huge.

    From 95-159 dollars:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upgrades.cfm?model=267&type=Memory&TI=5445&shoupgrds=Show+Upgrades

    From: 93-118 dollars: http://www.datamemorysystems.com/_a..._Intel_Core_2_Duo_15.4_2.4GHz_Memory_1462.asp

    From 51-80 dollars (single 2gb one): https://www.memorytogo.com/comp_mod...GHz+Intel+Core+2+Duo+15.4"++~mid~99762579.htm


    Can anybody tell me the differences between the expensive and cheap ones?
    Is there one you would recommend?
     
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    RAM is RAM, there is no "faster" brand within the same specs. Some brands just tend to fail more often than others; usually you'll notice this right away. So go with a brand that has a good replacement policy or tends not to fail.
     
  19. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    The question is, is it worth it?

    What will I see in four gigs that I won't in two?

    I'm a heavy heavy multitasker and user of Final Cut Studio 2...and haven't had too much trouble on 2gb, but would it be worth it for me to throw more in?
     
  20. ExTinCion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am certain that i will upgrade. I just want to knw if there is an significant difference.
     
  21. mrtekkid macrumors regular

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    I was wondering this one as well...I have in 2GB in my SR MBP 6 months old now... and I was wondering weather I wanted to add another gig or two after my warranty is expired. So I am guessing I have one 2 gb stick instead of two 1 gb sticks. Best way to figure it out is to open it up.
     
  22. ExTinCion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just want to know if there are significant differences between the expensive models and the cheap ones.
     
  23. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Not really once you get a lifetime warranty on the RAM.
     
  24. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    Sigh, all SR notebooks have memory installed in PAIRS. If you have 2GB, you have 1GB x 2.
     
  25. ExTinCion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dude tats not waht i meant. I meant when you buy 4gb kits (2X2gb) sticks there are some cheaper some more expensive. Why? Because they are from dfferent brands. But is there any other significance?
     

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