Anyone NOT like Apples implementation of memory slots on MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chefwong, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. chefwong macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    We love to talk about the quality of out Apple products...
    whether it be out laptop or iPhone.

    My beef is their memory slot setup on their MBP.
    Sure wish it was was not staggered so that the memory would not lie ontop of each other. As well, use metal *retention clips* versus plastic.

    One of our newer 8Gb modules, when laid 2X won't allow the memory to sit right due to staggered setup and just a HAIR enough that the memory will sit in the rentension clip, but will just *pop* back right out with the slightest of movement.
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Well memory DIMMs are suppose to be standardized. Apple designed the two slots to an industry standard, so the clearance should be fine.

    The problem is too many manufacturers want to put things like covers and such on their memory DIMMs to market them to different markets. This causes the clearance issues that you describe. It's not really Apple's fault; you may have the same issue with some laptops that have the slot mounted flat against the motherboard.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Never had an issue with the plastic tabs or the configuration of one DIMM overlapping with the other.

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