MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and...

Released October 2008 / 2.4, 2.53, 2.66, 2.8 or 2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor

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How can I tell how much memory my late 2008 mbp has?

I have a late 2008 2.4 GHz mbp that does not boot because of a damaged HD, which I will be replacing. I want to upgrade the memory at the same time. Without it booting, how do I tell how much memory it already has installed?

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You would have to open it up and see how much each stick of ram is. There should be a sticker that says like "2gb" or "1gb" on it stuck to the ram.

Here's the ram with the sticker that says how much ram:

PC3-8500 2 GB RAM Chip

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The standard is 2GB of RAM, however, even though apple won't confirm this, with the late model 2.4GHz you are capable of upgrading to 8GB of PC3-8500 DDR if you're on snow leopard and have the updated boot ROM version MBP51.007E.B05 which you'll find under the "About this Mac" extended view. I recently installed the upgrade and it works great. Something to consider to optimize performance.

"*Apple officially supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM. Originally, this model was only unofficially capable of stably supporting 6 GB of RAM, but as confirmed by site sponsor OWC, it is capable of supporting 8 GB of RAM if updated to Boot ROM Version MBP51.007E.B05 and running MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard."

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