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AdamGold says

Hey, I am about to upgrade my MBP mid-2009 to 4GB RAM (from 2GB) and looking for your suggestions.

1. What brand should I get?

2. From what store should I get it? (Cheap International shipping – 20$ max)

3. Will Lion run smoothly on 4GB mid-2009 MBP ?

Thanks!

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Philo01 Envato team says

Kingston Valueram 4gb should be fine. But I think you should go with 8GB. Memory is quite cheap these days.

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Joost Moderator says

Yeah, there’s really not all that much price difference between 4GB and 8GB these days, and you’ll have to take your Macbook apart either way ;)

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DiogoRedinDevelopment says

My notebook has 6GB and it is already in the limit of usage. So I’ll probably double the RAM .

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PixelBin says

Get 8GB. You’ll love it and will never have to worry about it again no matter how crazy you get with apps. I suggest OWC if you’re not experienced with this sort of thing because you know for sure you’ll get RAM that will be compatible and it will be a brand name like Samsung (that’s what I got… not the Hynix shit that came with the MBP ).

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AdamGold says

I heard that Kingston ValueRam might not work with MBP and it’s not that good, so I suppose I won’t take it :)

About OWC , do they do international shipping?

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AdamGold says

Okay I think I’ll take this one:

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/8566DDR3S8GP/

International Mail Service, does it include tracking number? And how long does it take to arrive?

BTW , do you think it is wise to buy a SSD ? Or I don’t need it for Coda/Espresso & Photoshop uses?

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Okay I think I’ll take this one: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/8566DDR3S8GP/

International Mail Service, does it include tracking number? And how long does it take to arrive?

BTW , do you think it is wise to buy a SSD ? Or I don’t need it for Coda/Espresso & Photoshop uses?

Just make sure it is compatible with your specific MacBook Pro model. Not sure if there is a tracking number. Was relatively quick to the United States… a couple days maybe.

SSD is computing in the future. Just like going from PC to Mac, once you go SSD , you will never go back. You will become accustomed to the blazing fast speed. I highly recommend it. I upgraded to both 8GB of RAM and the fastest 120GB SSD at the time (only one that used the MacBook Pro’s 6Gbps interface) and it was worth every penny. I feel like I won’t have to upgrade to a new MBP for at least another 2-3 years.

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AdamGold says

Thank you very much, I have some questions about SSD :

1. If I want a double installation (SSD & HDD ), means I won’t have a burner?

2. How do I move all my apps and os to there?

3. Which one should I get?

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AdamGold says

Okay I found one in my own country, what do you think of this one:

http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=A9D8C4E7A5CA7304

Will it fit to MBP mid-2009? 2.2GHZ

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