How to take out RAM?

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

  1. hadi27 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Just power down and remove the stick. No reinstallation of the OS is necessary.
  3. hadi27 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
    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


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    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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