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Feb 16, 2012

I have a 2010 15" Macbook pro and I was wondering what information do I need to know to be able to upgrade from 4GB - 8GB. My macbook pro sometimes freezes, I did a clean install of OS X Lion two days ago, and now I am still having some crashes and freezes, I was just wondering if I need to add an extra ram. Also, I would like to know what's the maximum of Ram MBP could handle or be installed in.

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