Is this for a unibody 2.4 Ghz Macbook pro?
- Asked by Richard M from Ocoee
- Jan 27, 2010
Apple Memory Module 4GB 667MHz DDR2 (PC2-5300) - 2x2GB SO-DIMMs
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Probably not, but there is an easy way to check. Click on the Apple logo at the top left corner of yr screen and select "about this Mac". In the little window you then see, the current RAM your machine has is listed under "memory". It'll read something like "2 GB 1067 MHz DDR 3"
All of this is critical info: the 2 GB means that there will be 2 RAM cards in your machine, each contributing 1 GB of the 2 GB it has in total. That is the number you are looking to increase when you upgrade your memory. However, if you compare this product (4 GB 667 MHz DDR 2) with the 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR 3, you see that the MHz number AND the DDR number are different as well. Those need to match up with what you have, or the cards you're buying won't fit.
Before buying, check what you have AND what the maximum is that your machine will support - in a MBP from before 2009, this is likely to be 4 GB max, in newer ones it's likely to be 8 GB (as long as you can date your MAC, you'll be able to find out online). Once you know whether you want to buy 4 GB or 8 GB, you look for memory cards that quote the same MHz and DDR numbers as your MBP. Installing them is easy (this is not a throw-away remark from a techie, I'm a regular MAC user and it really is an easy job). There are lots of video's showing you how to do it on the web.
- Answered by Linda D
- Sep 21, 2011