What RAM should I buy to Upgrade MacBook pro (summer 2009)?

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  1. midnight14, Oct 17, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011

    midnight14 macrumors newbie

    midnight14

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    Hello everyone,

    As in the title, I've bought my macbook pro in the summer of 2009. And now because it is getting very slow due to the hard work on it, I think the should be upgraded.
    My MacBook Pro detailes:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP51.007E.B05
    SMC Version (system): 1.33f8

    Now when I searched on amazon and google as well, I found some results that does not match my Mac like the following search results:

    1- http://goo.gl/jEqgE

    2- http://goo.gl/SRkta

    3- http://goo.gl/SRkta

    4- http://goo.gl/1Vo7Z

    Now the question here is: Is there any problem if I installed RAM memory for (spring 2010, Intel core i5, or even for 13 inch) To the above detailed MacBook Pro?
    Also Please advice me which is the best RAM that you suggest

    I'm waiting for your worthy advices

    thank you
     
  2. PrePressAcrobat macrumors member

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    I would go to "Crucial.com"
    run the scanner
    see what you need
    then
    go to OWC
    double check
    and purchase.

    MSD
     
  3. jmpnop macrumors 6502a

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    Agree with this, go with Crucial RAM.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You want 204-pin DDR3 1067MHz SODIMMs, and you can get up to 2x4GB. It may also say PC3-8500.

    If it says apple compatible or for mac or anything like that, you're probably paying too much. Apple computers don't use any special kind of RAM. Crucial.com is a good place to get it
     
  5. midnight14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you so much but I did not find 8GB Ram in the site that you've mentioned

    So will anyone please suggest a trusted website that sales 8GB RAM for MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (15-inch DDR3) Late-2008

    I've got tired of the disappointed search results
     
  6. AdrianK, Oct 17, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011

    AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Crucial sells it for sure. You're looking for 2 4GB modules, not a single 8GB module.

    EDIT: Apparently they don't.

    EDIT2: But they do list it for my MBP 13" which uses exactly the same memory o_O If you buy that it will work in your 15".
     
  7. midnight14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well if this will work with my MBP 15 inch that means I owe you :eek:. but please tell me of you are sure it will work with me I will buy today:eek:

    thanks a lot
     
  8. Angra-mainju macrumors regular

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    hey guys, will a 1333 RAM be suitable to my 2009 macbook pro which now has 1066? I mean I want to replace both chips
     
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  11. IC3D macrumors regular

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    Yeah OWC / macsales is the place to be for memory and drives
     

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