buy RAM separately?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cavtma, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. cavtma macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I"m looking to buy a laptop and was wondering if I should plan on buying the extra ram separately or with my order? On that note, is there anything I should pay attention to if I buy it separately>? Like incompatible formats or stuff like that. Also, are there any worries of voiding the warranty if I add it myself?
    Thank you,
    Allison
     
  2. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

    timeconsumer

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    Honestly, with the new macbooks/macbook pros I'd personally just buy it with my order. I think it's $150 to upgrade to 4GB. I just went to newegg.com and for the new ram it was pretty close to that price. But I'm sure if you search around you might be able to find a better deal.

    As far as voiding the warranty, no it will not. Here's an old article on Apple's website that says upgrading the memory will not void your warranty - http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=13946

    Also, Apple shows you how to upgrade the memory on their website.

    Macbook - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1651
    Macbook Pro - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1270

    Edit: the link above for the macbook pro is the previous gen. I couldn't find the current gen instructions
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I would just order it with the computer, also. I have been reading on a few websites that Apple's price on RAM has become more competitive.
     
  4. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    if you are buying anything but the whitebook just order the ram with the computer. if you are buying the whitebook or lastgen mbp buy elsewhere.
     

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