Upgrading to 8GB RAM in Late 2009 Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by icedvovo, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. icedvovo macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I live in Australia and am in America for a holiday and since my ancient iBook G4 has seen better days I was thinking of buying a Macbook Pro since even with tax and the exchange rate I save lots of $$$ :D. I'm still deciding whether to go with the 2.53GHz 13inch or 2.53GHz 15inch but I am certain that at some point in the future I wish to upgrade to 8GB of RAM. I don't want to buy the laptop with it already installed though. Now since I already have 4GB of RAM pre-installed can I just buy another 4GB RAM stick and install that myself? Thanks in advance for help! :apple:

    PS. Some websites for both America (that offer international shipping) + Australia would also be helpful.... :p
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Apple has matched pairs of 2GB of RAM sticks installed in their MBPs, so in order to upgrade to 8GB you have to buy a pair of 4GB RAM sticks and get the two 2GB RAM sticks out.
     
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    They usually do 4gb as 2x2GB sticks, so unless you have one 4GB stick, you have to replace them both.
     
  4. initialxp macrumors newbie

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    have just recently got a mbp with 2gb ram but wanting to upgrade to 4gb smetime after xmas

    which ones should i look for? not got the slighest clue how to change them but i have youtube to guide me thru hopefully!
     
  5. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    What model MBP do you have? Assuming it's the most recent one, you'll be looking for DDR3 1066 MHz RAM. Crucial is a well-like brand.
     

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