What RAM for MacBook Pro 17" Early 2008 2.5 GHz....?

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Kilobyte Kid

What RAM for MacBook Pro 17" Early 2008 2.5 GHz....?

Hi folks, 

 

I would like to add more RAM to my older MacBook Pro, 17-inch, early 2008 model.   My current RAM is 4 GB, but I understand these systems will work fine with 6 GB.  Thus I want to replace one of the 2 (two) 2 GB DIMMs that I have currently with a 4 GB DIMM to make a total of 6 GB. 

 

Could anyone tell me the precise specs of the 4 GB DDR2 RAM module that I need?  

 

My system specs are: 

 

Introduced            February 2008

Discontinued          October 2008

Model Identifier      MacBookPro4,1

Model Number          A1261

EMC 2199

Processor             2.5 GHz

Number of Cores       2

Architecture          64-bit

System Bus            800 MHz

 

Memory                DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz

 

Here is the URL from my crucial memory scanner scan:  

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/scanview/FADD677231D926C3

 

Thanks much in advance...

 

 

 

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Re: What RAM for MacBook Pro 17" Early 2008 2.5 GHz....?

Hi rhimbo,

 

Thank you for contacting us today. We have not tested the 4GB module with your system so we can't guarantee it will work in your system. However, you may definitely try the 4GB RAM and see if it works in your system and return it with the 45 day period for full money back if you purchase directly with us. 

 

The 4GB RAM module that matches the specs of your system can be found here: 

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/memory-ddr2/ct51264ac667

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. 





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Kilobyte Kid

Re: What RAM for MacBook Pro 17" Early 2008 2.5 GHz....?

Hello,

 

Could you tell me why a 4GB DDR2 module is $119. while a DDR4 4 GB module is only $86...?   

 

Thank you.

 

 

Community Manager

Re: What RAM for MacBook Pro 17" Early 2008 2.5 GHz....?

HI rhimbo,

 

Thank you for contacting us today. The pricing for memory is completely based on supply and demand. 4GB modules where not used not compatible with that many DDR2 systems and so the supply is rather low (and they are more scarce). DDR4 memory is the newest memory we manufacturer and we will have more of a supply of this RAM. 

 

Thank





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Kilobyte Kid

Re: What RAM for MacBook Pro 17" Early 2008 2.5 GHz....?

OK, thank you.....