Upgrade MBP ram from 4 to 8GB?

June 29, 2012 at 00:55:11
Specs: Macintosh
I have this:Apple MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (15.4-inch) Laptop/Notebook. (March '08 purchase)
Memory: DDR2 PC2-5300
Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Currently Installed Memory: 4GB
Total Memory Slots: 2
Available Memory Slots: 0
The "Guaranteed-compatible upgrades" from Crucial only list a max of 4GB, which I have already done with a Crucial upgrade some time ago - but I would like to know if anyone has had success with installing the 8GB upgrade in this model? Is it worth a try or am I pushing the envelope beyond what is possible? Your advice is appreciated as I am bogging down with all I need to do on this MBP. Thank you.

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June 29, 2012 at 01:09:28
Some late 2008 models can be upgraded to take 8GB ( http://www.macrumors.com/2011/03/07... ), but I'm afraid that it looks like you are stuck with a maximum of 4GB.

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June 29, 2012 at 01:24:44
Thank you for that link. It looks like I missed the 8Gb possibility by being early '08 rather than late'08... So if I can't install more ram, I wonder what other options i have to take the strain off - sometime it seems slow even if i close multiple programs - Anyway, thanks again.

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June 29, 2012 at 06:07:22
Also look at this site and see what they state:


Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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October 28, 2012 at 01:05:31
According to this site, if you have the Penryn 2.4gHz Macbook Pro (Feb 2008), you may just be able to see 6 gigs of ram. Quote: "third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 6 GB of RAM using one 2 GB and one 4 GB memory module."

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