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  1. #1

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    Nov 20, 2011
    MB PRO Ram upgrade

    I am planning to upgrade my MB Pro's RAM. I have a MA896LL/A (2007) 15" MacBook PRO.

    Should I go with 2x2gb or 4gb in one module in case I later consider adding 2gb more?

    And also - can I install PC6400 ? Or just PC5300

    Thanks a lot!!


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    According to Mactracker:

    Maximum RAM 6.0 GB (Actual) 4.0 GB (Apple)
    Type of RAM Slots 2 - 200-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 SO-DIMM

    Since there is only one memory bank holding two modules you should populate the bank. In other words, always use two modules. Your choices are: 2 x 2GB or 1 x 2GB + 1 x 4GB which means you can either have a total of 4 GB or 6 GB.

    Your machine uses the PC2-5300 type. Do not use PC2-6400 as they likely will not work correctly.

  3. #3

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    Nov 20, 2011
    I see.. thanks a lot!!

    I eventually went with 4+1 for now... everything works fine so far..
    And by the way - my 4GB module is 6400..

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