Important things to know when upgrading ram

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by enzojauregui, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. enzojauregui macrumors member

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    Hello! I have the late 2008 MBP which has only 2gb of ram. I'm planning on upgrading the ram. With this, I'm just wondering if there is anything one has to know when doing this.

    Considering that I boot on both windows (bootcamp) and osx, would the ram be recognized immediately? Or do i have to install or do something first before it does. Is it more advisable to reformat the whole computer? Maybe because of some performance issues.

    Hope someone answers especially those who have done this already. Thanks!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1270

    Touch something metal before touching the components. No need to do anything else but to install the RAM and continue using the machine as before
     
  3. enzojauregui thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice to know! Thanks for the quick reply :D
     
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