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    MacBook Pro RAM
    Hello, Everyone. I bought a 15" MacBook Pro in December 2006 (2 GB of RAM), and then the new 17" MacBook Pro in June 2007. I know that the 15" MacBook Pro can go up to 3 GB of RAM, while the new 17" MacBook Pro can go to 4 GB of RAM.

    What is the configuration of the RAM in the new 17" MacBook Pro? Is it two slots, filled with 1 GB each? If so, I guess I could buy a two 2 GB and fill them up. Could I then use the 17" MacBook Pro RAM in the 15", or even a MacBook (my buddy just bought one, and I was thinking of selling him mine).

    What RAM is good to get? Crucial? Which RAM does Apple use in their systems?

    Thanks,
    Graegaud

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    two slots in the 17" and yes you could just get two 2gb cards and install.. Crucial is very good, i recently am upgrading from 2gb to 3gb..... they should be compatible or rather cross compatible
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    I was told that my MBP 17" could only be upgraded to 3GB of Ram. That putting in 2x2GB might cause problems.

    Is this really the case? Because i would really like to install more Ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QRQ View Post
    I was told that my MBP 17" could only be upgraded to 3GB of Ram. That putting in 2x2GB might cause problems.

    Is this really the case? Because i would really like to install more Ram.
    No that's not true. If the processor is 2.4/2.6 then your MBP will recognise 4GB of RAM.

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    This is a pretty good site for sorting out models and what ram they will take - Apple MacBook Pro Specs (All MacBook Pro Technical Specs) @ EveryMac.com

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    Yep, 4Gb RAM
    Mine is a 2008 MBP (early) and recognises 4 Gb RAM without problems.

    2 x 2 Gb sticks.
    Mac Junkie
    - MacBook Pro 2.4, 500Gb, 4Gb
    - MacBook Air (wife's), - iPad 2 64Gb
    - 2 x iPod Touch 32Gb and iPhones 3GS 32Gb

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