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shmoolie Aug 10, 2013 01:22 PM
More than 4GB RAM?
I have a macbook pro 15-inch Early 2008. The specs say it maxes out at 4GB (2 x 2) which I have. I've checked newegg and crucial and neither has options for increasing it. Is it possible? Any suggestions?
 
reader50 Aug 10, 2013 01:36 PM
Your notebook officially supports 4 GB, but has been tested and actually supports 6 GB. (4 + 2)

OWC RAM upgrades page
 
shmoolie Aug 13, 2013 07:56 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by reader50 (Post 4242121)
Your notebook officially supports 4 GB, but has been tested and actually supports 6 GB. (4 + 2)

OWC RAM upgrades page
Hmm. 6? Is it worth the upgrade? It's too bad it cant support 8 at 4+4.
 
P Aug 14, 2013 03:58 AM
If you are currently paging out in normal work, then yes, upgrading to 6 GB is worth it.
 
Cottonsworth Aug 15, 2013 02:49 PM
You should also find out what is taking up the 4GB. I find that Firefox is a huge memory hog, so if you are using Firefox, you might be better off with Safari.
 
shmoolie Aug 16, 2013 11:42 AM
not using Firefox. Just Mail, Safari and Steam and I'd just like to see an increase in speed. I added a faster hard drive but didn't see much increase there (not SSD).
 
bleee Aug 16, 2013 02:47 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by shmoolie (Post 4242974)
not using Firefox. Just Mail, Safari and Steam and I'd just like to see an increase in speed. I added a faster hard drive but didn't see much increase there (not SSD).
Might want to consider an SSD upgrade as well, I have 2x 240GB from OWC… get the 3G version because I don't think your 2008 MBP can take advantage of the 6G version. OWC's site will also tell you what the mac ram you can put in your MPB is.
 
shifuimam Aug 16, 2013 08:58 PM
Maxing out RAM is always a good thing. An SSD will help, too. Keep an eye on Woot - they tend to have really good prices on Corsair SSDs.
 
DCJ001 Aug 18, 2013 08:25 PM
The RAM upgrade to 6GB is a good idea. But using an SSD will give you a bigger, more noticeable, power boost.
 
P Aug 19, 2013 03:14 AM
Not really. If you're currently paging out in your normal work, then increasing RAM has the biggest benefit. If your working set fits in RAM and you don't really need more beyond more disk cache, an SSD is more effective.
 
polendo Aug 23, 2013 10:22 PM
onto other topic, I have the exact same model... have you had the video issues withe nVidia 8600 card?
 
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