How to upgrade to 8GB ram?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ApoorvPrem, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. ApoorvPrem macrumors regular

    ApoorvPrem

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    Hey People!

    I got my new Macbook Pro (13-inch 2.4Ghz i5) a few days back. I wanted to upgrade it's ram to 8GB since I heard that it improves VRAM also (I m a casual gamer but sometimes I do play some hardware intensive games.) When I went to the Apple Reseller ( No Apple store in India) , they told it would cost me Rs 8900 (164$ )>:eek: . Now that was too much. But I was going throught some of the threads and found that the upgrade is possible even at one third the price!!!:D
    Now I want to know...
    1. Where to buy the RAM module from? Would net shopping sites be okay? I live in India btw. My range is 2000 rupees(Around 37$).
    2. For a 13-inch base model the RAM speed is 1337 mhz right?
    3. Can I do it myself? Instructions are given in the manual but it requires some specific type of screw driver.!
    4. Will it hinder the battery life in a anyway?

    Thank You in advance:)
    New To The Apple Family:apple:
     
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    1. I don't know. Any electronics (online) shop should sell it
    2. 1333 MHz PC-10600 SO-DIMM
    3. Yes, it's very easy. The proper size of screwdriver is a Phillips #00, although any fine Phillipshead will do.
    4. No
     
  3. ApoorvPrem thread starter macrumors regular

    ApoorvPrem

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    Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 Memory Module (CT2KIT51264BC1339)
    by Crucial

    Should this one do the trick?
     
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  6. HippieMagic macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered that same Crucial kit on amazon for $37.13.
     

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