Is it possible to upgrade my Mac's ram?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Zach808, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Zach808 macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbook Aluminum (late 2008), and I would like to upgrade my RAM from 2gb to 4gb. However, I've read that it's nearly impossible to do since it's soldered in, and it voids your warranty if you do it. I'm not worried about the warranty, since it's long expired, but will it be safe to upgrade and not brick my laptop?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You can upgrade yours without a problem. The MacBook Air is the only one that can't be upgraded. I did the upgrade in the exact same computer you have, and it's incredibly easy.
     
  4. Zach808 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Whoops, it was the processor that is supposed to be impossible to upgrade. My bad.
     
  5. CFoss macrumors 6502

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    Almost every model of Mac can have its RAM and Hard Drive upgraded. The Mac Pro has the most flexibility in upgrades, as it has four hard drive bays, four PCI Express Slots (for things like graphics, etc), and eight slots for RAM.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, you can't upgrade the processor.
    Except MacBook Air.
     
  7. hekokimushi macrumors regular

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    Macbook5,1 am on 8GB 1333MHz Ram. self upgraded. piece of cake
     

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