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Old May 8, 2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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Planning to upgrade ram on early 2011 MBP15 - from 4 to 8GB

Am I able to use that 4GB ram on the latest model MBA11? It's got 2GB at the moment (it's the lowest spec MBA)
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RAM in the MBA is non-upgradeable.
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RAM in the MBA is soldered onto the Logic Board and close to impossible to replace
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Planning to upgrade ram on early 2011 MBP15 - from 4 to 8GB

Am I able to use that 4GB ram on the latest model MBA11? It's got 2GB at the moment (it's the lowest spec MBA)
Because the MBA ram isn't upgradable the cheapest upgrade path is selling your existing AIR and buying a new one with more RAM. Unfortunately 4gb is your only other choice at the moment. Perhaps apple will offer a model with more than 4gb in 2012 but you may have to get a MBP to get 8gb or more. If the rumored thiner MBPs come out this year that may serve you well.
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It is possible if you're brave and handy with a soldering iron, otherwise it's best to steer clear.

I seem to remember at some point a link to a video showing a guy who'd successfully demonstrated it being done and working.
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It is possible if you're brave and handy with a soldering iron, otherwise it's best to steer clear.

I seem to remember at some point a link to a video showing a guy who'd successfully demonstrated it being done and working.
I'd like to see that video.
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I'd like to see that video.
Probably not even solderable by hand, isn't the DRAM just the DRAM package itself with a BGA?
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