5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2009 9:11 PM by gpotts
I do no Level 1 Level 1
Hi everyone, i have one MacBook Pro 2.33GHz, model: MA610LL, and i want to know how much ram i can put for improve my MacBook. I think there are two so-dimms, with 1gb, and what can i do? Put two of 2gb and get 4gb of memory? Thanks, and sorry for my english, i`m learning.

MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7
    Apple's specified max RAM for your model is 3 GB. That would be one 1 GB stick and one 2 GB stick. You can install 2 x 2 GB sticks and your MBP will work fine, but it will not use the entire 4 GB of RAM (your system info will show 4 GB installed, but your system will actually use only ~3.2 GB).
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10
    Maximum you can install is 4 GBs of which 3 GBs will be usable by the system. Or you can install one 1 GB and one 2 GB DIMM which will provide 3 GBs all of which is usable by the system.
  • I do no Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks! Where did you see this information? So, is better buy only one memory of 2gb?
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7
    You can check the specs for your model at everymac.com. Actually, 2x2GB is slightly better, since RAM functions slightly better as a matched pair. The former reason not to was cost, but 2GB sticks have gotten a lot cheaper.
  • gpotts Level 3 Level 3
    I agree. You should install 2X2GB to take advantage of the dual channel RAM boost. Your computer will use 3.3GB out of the 4GB. Though if you have trouble finding a good price to ship to your area online then buying a single 2GB chip if you already have a 1GB chip would be fine too.