Bad ram slot in MBP 2012

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  1. Islandguy macrumors newbie

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    Lots of crashes and freezing...have (2) 4GB sticks...pulled the lower one out and all working fine. Stuck the good ram in the suspected lower slot and crashed...question will a 8GB stick work ok in the upper (good) ram slot?

    Thanks!
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Yep, 1x 8GB stick (1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM) would work fine.
     
  3. Islandguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. balladeno3 macrumors newbie

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    Would this fix be a good long term solution (like work for 1-2 years?)
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    "Would this fix be a good long term solution (like work for 1-2 years?)"

    It's the only simple, feasible "solution" that works.
    (other than replacing the logic board)
     
  6. majurg macrumors newbie

    majurg

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    Yeah, should be fine. You can always replace the Logic Board later if you really need 16G, but at that point you might as well buy a new(er) MacBook Pro.
     

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