I want to upgrade my MacBook Pro(mid 2009) to the highest
I have a macbook pro mid 2009 and i want to upgrade my ram, in some place a read that it supports up to 8 gb its that true? o can i even buy more?? please help me! thanks. :)
This appears to be your machine:
Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 13" (SD/FW) Specs
Identifiers: Mid-2009 13" - MB990LL/A - MacBookPro5,5 - A1278 - 2326*
It will take 8 GB of RAM
Here's the specs on it: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ma...
Now the question becomes, "how much RAM do I really need"? Besides the cost, you significantly reduce your battery life and increase heat. Here's a nice article on how to tell what you've used and if you need it: http://macintoshhowto.com/hardware/does-...
yes it supports 8GB ram and plus u can change your HDD to a SSD then your mac is like a thunder!!
Thanks for sharing information. I am a Mid, 2009, macbook pro, 5.5. I moved to Captain, with just a 2GB RAM, I am finding that the mac is not fast, It is so sad to see my buddy to underperform.
Hence, I am considering to increase RAM to 2 2GB s each. Can some one share light on it. Thanks in advance.
I did it and it is working great. Only problem is, one of the memory slots is dead, hence after putting 2x4gb RAM it only recognises 4gb. Both memories work well (I switched them around and the dead slot is always the same) Does anyone know if it is possible to put an 8gb memory in one slot instead of 2x4gb?
I also own a mid-2009 Mac Book and I managed to upgrade its RAM to 4GB (2 x 2GB) and to replace its HDD with an SSD. The next step I would like to make is to upgrade its RAM to 8GB (2 x 4GB), but when I write this message (in 2016) I cannot find DDR2 RAM’s any longer, leaving apart that they are fairly expensive. I would also like to replace its processor with a stronger one, say an Intel i3, i5 or even i7. Does anyone know if its motherboard supports such processors or where can I check this?
Thank you in advance.
I have a mid 2009 MacBook Pro and had it upgraded to 8GB RAM within 2 years after I bought it. At an authorized retail store, where I bought it. No problem. Except that it also has the original 160 GB HD. Performance is not great the last year or so, wondering if it would improve with a 512SSD HD, and upgraded OS. Currently 10.6.8. I did replace the battery once, but did not notice extra heat with the upgraded 8GB RAM.
The 8GB RAM has served me well. I'm no techie, but I would guess that the OS, HD and RAM all would affect performance in different ways. Anyone know???