4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2011 7:22 PM by tjk
Holdstrong Level 1 (25 points)

I have a macbook pro with 2gb of RAM.  My system info says I have 2 banks, each with a 1gb chip.


Is this upgraeable to 4gb?  By putting in a 2gb in each of those banks?


If so, how would I go about determining the type of memory I need to buy?


BONUS QUESTION: Is it even worth it to upgrade this machine?


Model Name:          MacBook Pro

  Model Identifier:          MacBookPro4,1

  Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

  Processor Speed:          2.4 GHz




MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • AussieDJ Level 4 (1,435 points)

    Yes, if you have the 15" Mid-2008 then you can actually have 6GB total.


    Of this type:  2 - 200-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 SO-DIMM

  • tjk Level 7 (24,220 points)

    Hi H,


    You can actually go up to 6GB (4+2), but yes, 2+2 for 4 will work.


    It's 200 pin, PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM. Try Kingston, or Crucial or Macsales and you'll be able to look up the correct RAM by your machine type (it appears to be an early 2008 15" model, based on what you've provided).


    Yes, I believe it is worth it. I have the same model in a 2.5GHz, and have no plans to upgrade at this time. Would I like a new quad core i7 with 16GB RAM? Well sure, as long as it's on somebody else's dime. If money is no object to you, go for it all and forget about upgrading RAM on this machine.


    I would also recommend spending another $29 or less and upgrading to Snow Leopard (10.6).

  • AussieDJ Level 4 (1,435 points)

    I think I know what it is.


    Your typing is a bit slow, and you write more.

  • tjk Level 7 (24,220 points)

    AussieDJ wrote:


    I think I know what it is.


    Your typing is a bit slow, and you write more.


    I gotta admit, I was wondering.