How many memory slot does MBP i7 has?

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  1. macsar macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I called apple today to ask about upgrade to 8GB RAM
    they told me that the MBP i7 has 4 slots and since I already have 4 GB I only need to buy 2x2Gb only
    I don't know if this is correct??
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    2 slots, the rep was wrong. The maximum is 8GB (2x4GB). Only iMac and Mac Pro have more than two slots
     
  4. mingoglia macrumors 6502

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    Yup, like others have said. This was the main reason why I chose to have my machine shipped with 8 gig from the factory. Since there's only 2 slots, they come with 2x2gb standard but when you option it out to 8 gig they give you 2x4gb modules. I figured if I did the upgrade myself (which would have been cheaper) I would have then had to sell my "old" 2gb modules on ebay since I would have to completely replace them.
     
  5. medz52 macrumors newbie

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    so instead of paying 320 minus at least 60 from OWC (260), you would rather pay 400 bones to have it already in your computer?
     
  6. BlackZ macrumors member

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    What is the $60 difference on a $2000+ mac ?
    Almost nothing + all the time you have to spend in it ..
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    That's 140$ difference (400$-320$-60$) and IMO, it's pretty significant. The surgery takes 10 minutes
     
  8. medz52 macrumors newbie

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    it's not a 60 dollar difference, thats a $140 difference with the rebate from the old memory.

    Yes its a +2000 laptop, but just because of that doesn't mean you couldn't try to save 140 and putting that to another use. $140 dollars goes a long ways towards a new SSD if that is your type of thing or it could just stay in your pocket. in my experience it takes about 2 minutes total to replace memory in a mac laptop, so the time is minimal.

    it just my two cents
     
  9. Nitrocide macrumors 6502

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    Im guessing after selling the two old 2gb's the savings would work out to far higher than $60. True its a fraction of the cost of the whole computer but i can think of quite a lot of things to do with that extra cash... Not meaning to rain on your decision, if i could afford it maybe i would do the same.
     
  10. Nitrocide macrumors 6502

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    *snap*
     
  11. BlackZ macrumors member

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    $140 is indeed already something.

    With my previous MBP I bought my own RAM to save money as well.
    This time I didn't bother
     

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