How do you remove the bottom cover for RAM upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by slapple, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. slapple macrumors 6502

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    I just took out the 10 screws from the bottom of my late 2011 15" MBP. The instructions seem so simple - it just says to lift the bottom cover off. Well I'm trying to lift it off but there is resistance, and I don't want to break anything. How do I get it off?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    should just come off. The macbooks had little clamps but my mbp just comes off
     
  3. slapple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK it took some tugging in various places but it finally came off. Putting it back on was easy - no resistance at all!
     
  4. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes they are a little "sticky" on the hinge side. Try lifting from the hinge side.
     
  5. michial macrumors 6502

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    How is your memory upgrade in real time performance over the 4GB? I found the Corsair Vengeance 8GB for $39.99 on Amazon. Ive read some reviews the corsair isn't compatible with 2012 MBP but others say it is.I have a 2012 MBP 15"2.3 base specs w/4GB. Will upgrading to 8 improve work in iphoto and imovie editing and playing sims3?
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    As long as its certified DDR3 ram it will work.
     
  7. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    If you are running the latest versions of L & ML, you need 8GB, 4GB is no longer really viable as it will page out under all but the lightest use.
     
  8. michial macrumors 6502

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  9. ZDDP1273 macrumors 6502

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    I was on 4 GB and upgraded to 8 GB on Mountain Lion. 4 GB was a bit sluggish but after the upgrade to 8 GB I have plenty of RAM. I generally only use my MBP for email, browsing, and watching vids/listening to music on iTunes. It's sufficient for me and I've yet to use up all my RAM with multiple applications open.
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    That is 100% subjective and 100% dependent on what you actually do with your computer. Nobody can answer that unless he/she knows your typical workload.
     

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