2010 MBP memory upgrade how?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ap105, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. ap105 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2011
  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    You can find the instructions here.

    It doesn't invalidate the warranty (unless you damage something while carrying out the upgrade).
  3. ap105 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2011
    Thanks. But is that the correct memory I should use? I'm sure it's easy to install I'm just not sure which one to buy.
  4. nwcs macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2009
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    The colored pinwheel usually has to do with hard drive activity rather than RAM.

    Are you actually running out of RAM? Your slowdowns could be due to something else entirely. I'd monitor your memory usage in Activity Monitor before plopping down some hard earned money on an upgrade you may not even need.
  6. ramram55 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    Go with crucial if you want, crucial website should tell you exact ram model you require, definitely go with 8gb ram total.
    Also consider SSD hard drive, this hd upgrade will not harm your warranty, ram and hd upgrade is your birthright, Apple will not void it.

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