DIY Ram & CPU Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by boonlar, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. boonlar macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone attempted to upgrade the ram or CPU? You can do it with a reballing station and I am tempted to try it when my air arrives.

    What kind of memory chips is the air using?
     
  2. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    IMO it is better and vastly safer to just buy the upgrade
     
  3. kntgsp macrumors 6502a

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    >.<

    Because someone mentioning their use of a reballing station isn't enough indication that safety/ease is not the point......
     
  4. NiceAndTerse macrumors newbie

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    Regarding self upgrading the RAM & CPU boonlar said:
    Please do. Report back.
     
  5. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like an easy way to void your warranty and will produce marginal at best savings
     
  6. RanEnRui macrumors newbie

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    It sounds badass is what it sounds like.

    If you know what you're doing, go for it. I assume if you know how to use a reballing station, you should be pretty good?

    Would be pretty sweet to get it up to 8GB + 1TB SSD. Though I doubt cheap by any means.

    However, I doubt the CPU would be able to be upgraded easily. I mean, the potential upgrade for that slot seems like it wouldn't be worth the cost, effort, and extra heat.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Good luck, chances are in the lower single digits you will succeed.
     
  8. tigres macrumors 68040

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    What's a reballing station==> sounds like something I give my wife.:D
     
  9. RanEnRui macrumors newbie

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    You mean something you needed AFTER you met your wife? :D
     
  10. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Ok that too...:p
     
  11. CloneSheep macrumors newbie

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    You do have balls :D
     

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