I am trying to help my brother and sister in-law upgrade their 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mid 2009 MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro5,5) to Mavericks.
The Mac is currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and has only 1 GB of DDR3 memory. I know that Mavericks requires a minimum of 2 GB of memory. Therefore I'd like to upgrade the installed memory to at least 4 GB if not 8 GB.
According to the Crucial website I should upgrade to a 8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-8500 memory module. In searching for this module's part number on Amazon I am given the result Crucial 8GB Kit (4GB x 2) DDR3 1066 MT/s (PC3-8500) CL7 SODIMM 204-Pin Mac Memory. The specs appear to be the same but the part numbers are not:
- CT3309352 - Crucial
- CT2K4G3S1067M - Amazon
Given the mismatched part numbers I am unsure if they are the same memory module. Is the module from Amazon the same? Which should I purchase to upgrade this aging MacBook Pro?