MacBook Pro -- Quick RAM Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hotwire132002, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. hotwire132002 macrumors 65816

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    Since Apple RAM is way too expensive, I plan to order my MBP with the stock 512MB and add two 1GB sticks -- one of which would replace the 512MB stick. I just want to make sure I won't have to disassemble the entire computer to replace the stock RAM. Long story short -- are both RAM slots on the MacBook Pro user-accessible?

    EDIT: Never Mind -- I downloaded the MacBook Pro Manual and it answered my question -- From the manual:

    "Your computer has two memory slots that you can access by removing the memory door in the battery bay."

    That would have to mean both slots are user accessable, huh? ;)
     
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  3. speedemonV12 macrumors 6502

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    is it cheaper to get the 512 ram, and then get 1 gig stick later?, or just upgrade it when buying the macbook ?
     
  4. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Well, if you want 1GB of RAM as a single SO-DIMM, it's $200 when ordering the Macbook. So, it's cheaper to just get it with the stock 512MB, and then order two 1GB sticks from elsewhere. I just got a 1GB stick from newegg for $91 shipped, so ya know. Apple asks waaaay too much for their RAM.
     
  5. speedemonV12 macrumors 6502

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    wow thats a good deal, thats what i will do, thanks!!!
     
  6. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Make sure it's compatible, of course! Newegg has a great customer review section, so you can check and see if others have gotten the RAM to work in their Macs. Or, you can order form a place like datamem.com or crucial.com that guarantees their RAM to work in Macs. It's a bit pricier, but it's cheaper than Apple and it's guaranteed to work.
     

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