6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2013 1:35 PM by ZintainUSA
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Hi, I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM on my MacBook Pro.

Specs:

Processor  2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory  4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

Graphics  NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

Software  Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5

 

I have couple of questions:

1) http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1651#link1 That link says my device's maximum memory is 4GB. In the "about this Mac" it says

BANK 0: 2GB, BANK 1: 2GB. Can I change the two 2GB into two 4GB or will they not fit?

2) If I add more RAM will I have to upgrade the processor as well?

3) If I can upgrade the RAM, what is the best site to find RAM at?

Thanks.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
Solved by frederic1943 on Jul 6, 2013 9:21 PM Solved

1) The link you show is for MacBooks not MacBook Pros. Do you have a MacBook or a MacBook Pro? If it's a MacBook Model 7,1 then you can use up to 16Gb of RAM. To see which model you have go to the Apple in the upper left corner and select About This Mac, then click on More Info (and then System Report if you’re running 10.7 Lion or 10.8 Mountain Lion). When System Profiler comes up check the Model Identifier and post it back here.

Model Identifier.jpg

 

2) More RAM will not affect the Processor.

 

3) These are good online stores for Mac compatible RAM

OWC http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade/DDR3_Whi te
- They offer Mac tested RAM at very good prices.

Crucial Memory http://www.crucial.com/ - good place to buy RAM from all over the world. They also have an excellent memory selector that allows you to choose memory based on your computer's model

Data Memory Systems http://www.datamemorysystems.com/apple-memory.asp - another good, cheap place to buying RAM if you live in the U.S.

Here are video instructions on replacing the RAM on the White Uni.
http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/macbook_13_09_uni_mem/

 

If you don’t have the tools to open up the MacBook OWC has a set for $5.
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TOOLKITMHD/