How to take out RAM?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hadi27, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. hadi27 macrumors newbie

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    Hey there. Im fairly new to macs and I was selling mine.

    I want to take out the RAM in my laptop first. In my system it shows up as 4gb but i think after comparing the charts that my laptop can only use upto 3gb.

    Well either way if my laptop is showing 4 it means i most likely have 2x2gb.

    How do i go about taking one of these sticks out?

    Do i just power off and take out and then resume? or do i have to reinstall OS X or is there any procedure through the bios (lol sorry i know that is a windows term idk what mac calls it)?

    Help please!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Just power down and remove the stick. No reinstallation of the OS is necessary.
     
  3. hadi27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Take it out? pop the cover back on and fire it up?

    Is there a walkthrough or tutorial out there?

    I'll look for one


    Well Actually i have to reinstall the OS anyway when i give the laptop to the new person so should i remove before or after?

    i guess before would be better so i know it recognized the difference
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    It doesn't matter when you install. You can even clone your OS X install from one computer to another with no ill effects, so something trivial like memory won't bother it. Of course, it won't run with no memory at all.
     

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