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    Can I upgrade my macbook to 8GB of Ram?

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    Can I upgrade my macbook to 8GB of Ram?
    I have a macbook pro 7.1 that I bought in Feb of 2011. It has 4GB of Ram in it right now. Can I upgrade it to 8GB?

    Thanks.

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    Can I upgrade my macbook to 8GB of Ram?
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    That's a mid 2010 13" MacBook Pro. You can install 2 x 4 GB modules for a total of 8 GB. So the answer is yes.

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    Can I upgrade my macbook to 8GB of Ram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    That's a mid 2010 13" MacBook Pro. You can install 2 x 4 GB modules for a total of 8 GB. So the answer is yes.
    Ok cool.

    Any chance of you recommending a good RAM chip.

    Is Crucial the best?

    Thanks.

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    Can I upgrade my macbook to 8GB of Ram?
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    Either buy the memory from Crucial or OWC. Both are reliable.

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    Can I upgrade my macbook to 8GB of Ram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Either buy the memory from Crucial or OWC. Both are reliable.
    One last thing, then I will quit bothering you.

    I just noticed that newegg.com has a section just for mac memory. Is a ddr3 ram chip just for macs? Or do they work for PC's too?

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    Can I upgrade my macbook to 8GB of Ram?
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    Some PC notebooks use the same memory modules that Macs use. So yes, a DDR3 module can work in both. But it's always best to buy from a supplier that specializes in Macs. That's why I suggested OWC along with Crucial. However, NewEgg and Amazon both sell memory for Macs.

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