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    RAM upgrade in non-unibody 17" to 8Gb 800mhz?

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    Question RAM upgrade in non-unibody 17" to 8Gb 800mhz?
    Sup Guys,

    I just found some corsair DDR2 4Gb (1x4Gb) RAM modules on amazon.

    see: RAM SO-DIMM DDR2 4GB / 800Mhz CORSAIR ValueSelect rt: Amazon.de: Elektronik or http://www.amazon.de/Corsair-PC-6400.../ref=de_a_smtd
    OR: just found this http://www.amazon.de/Corsair-Arbeits...866386&sr=1-35

    I was wondering if those would work in my older 17" non-unibody MacBook Pro.
    Specs:

    see attached photo

    it would be great if I could get 8Gb inside.
    The third link seems to be in my opinion the most likely to work as it is mac memory, insight would be ppreciated

    if these modules don't work in it... i saw that the Bus Speed is 800 mhz. Could I ad 2x2Gb modules running at 800 mhz?? are they supported or will they be throttled down to 667 mhz? and what performance increase would I see?

    cheers
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    RAM upgrade in non-unibody 17" to 8Gb 800mhz?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Pro View Post
    I just found some corsair DDR2 4Gb (1x4Gb) RAM modules on amazon.

    I was wondering if those would work in my older 17" non-unibody MacBook Pro.

    it would be great if I could get 8Gb inside.
    If you're talking about an older 17" MBP from 2008 or before (before the Unibody models)...it cannot be upgraded to 8gig of ram.

    HTH,

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    RAM upgrade in non-unibody 17" to 8Gb 800mhz?

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    well 4gb modules didnt exist back then, that why i asked now

    i found someone who had 6gb "apparently"

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    RAM upgrade in non-unibody 17" to 8Gb 800mhz?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Pro View Post
    well 4gb modules didnt exist back then, that why i asked now

    i found someone who had 6gb "apparently"
    Yes...this computer can be upgraded to 6 gig...but not 8 gig.

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    RAM upgrade in non-unibody 17" to 8Gb 800mhz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Yes...this computer can be upgraded to 6 gig...but not 8 gig.

    - Nick

    ah allright, nice thanks,

    if i put in 6Gb, one 4Gb one 2Gb would work fine?

    and do u know anything if 800mhz is compatible and if itl be used at that speed if installed?

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    RAM upgrade in non-unibody 17" to 8Gb 800mhz?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Pro View Post
    ah allright, nice thanks,

    if i put in 6Gb, one 4Gb one 2Gb would work fine?

    and do u know anything if 800mhz is compatible and if itl be used at that speed if installed?
    Yes...a 4 gig + 2 gig would work fine. As far as the ram. I don't bother myself with ram specs (my head would just explode)...just go to these guys:

    OWC

    ...they will have exactly what you need...and they actually have a 6 gig ram upgrade kit for your computer. I'm assuming you are outside of the United States. Many people internationally have ordered from "OWC" without problems. This includes members from the UK & Australia.

    Good luck,

    - Nick
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