Installing ram in a MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BiikeMike, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. BiikeMike macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2005
    Is it that complicated? do I have to get it done professionally? I take apart and build desktops all the time, but laptops....... thats a different story. How hard would it be to add another gig stick to my MBP by myself?

    And on that note, what is the best NON APPLE RAM to get? the apple stuff is just too darned expensive!

    (p.s. I know all about voiding the applecare and all that)
  2. stillwater macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2004
    Rowley, MA
    Its very easy to do. All you need is a very small Phillips screwdriver to remove the cover from the memory slot. The new memory card just snaps in. The whole process only takes about 5 minutes.
  3. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    This guide from Apple steps you through installing RAM into your MacBook Pro. You work with computers, it's a piece of cake.

    I'd recommend Crucial for your memory, they have a selector guide on the site which will select the correct memory for your MacBook Pro.

    You also won't void your warranty so long as you don't break anything while you're installing it. I recommend you get hold of a Philips #0 screwdriver as the 3 screws you need to remove the memory door really do need a proper size screwdriver to remove as they're very very tiny.
  4. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2005
    thanks for the info!

    so i should go out and get a super magnetic screwdriver so I don't lose the screws, right?

    :eek: :eek: :p

  5. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    or just keep track of them.... its not THAT hard. ;) :p
  6. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2005

    I was being facetious ;)

    I was reading the new MacAddict today, and they were saying how great the Mac Pro was because you don't lose the screws anymore for the bays. apparently they are all in some type of enclosure.

    I don't think any cards on my windoze laptop actually has any screws in it.....

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