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Old Macbook Pro RAM

Postby The Elf » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:09 pm

I've just been resurrecting a sick old Macbook Pro, model A1229.

I've managed to get it working again, but it's clear that 2GB of RAM is really hobbling it.

Can anyone advise what RAM I need to get hold of to get it up to max (6GB, I believe?). And maybe a source of cheap RAM? Even better, does anyone have another sick MBP I could Frankenstein?

When fixed, this computer will be going to help one of the causes I support.
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Re: Old Macbook Pro RAM

Postby Stratman57 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:06 pm

I've always found Crucial are reasonably priced, and their website has a online app which will check your computer (assuming you use it to go to the website) and work out your best options for a RAM upgrade.

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Re: Old Macbook Pro RAM

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:39 pm

I had some bad experience with Crucial personally - might just be my bad luck but the local Apple reseller also has a down on them and recommend Kingston.

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Re: Old Macbook Pro RAM

Postby Watchmaker » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:57 pm

These guys are very good at identifying compatible parts. US company though may be helpful.

I recently put 8Gb of their branded RAM into my iMac and its been running flawlessly.

https://www.macsales.com/
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Re: Old Macbook Pro RAM

Postby The Elf » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:05 pm

Thanks guys. I decided to put my hand in my pocket and go for some secondhand RAM taken from a working example of the same model. The computer, when cleaned up, should raise the recipients more money that I've spent, and that makes me smile.
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