MacBook Pro RAM question

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MacArthurPark, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. MacArthurPark macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2010
    I have a 13" MacBook Pro, and I'd like to up the RAM from 4 to 8. Is it possible to buy the hardware on newegg and do it myself? It seems like the cost at an Apple store is pretty high compared to DIY. Is it worth paying more? If not, what brand, speed, etc. should I get? Risks?

    Thanks, Mac Champs!
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    1. Yes you can buy the hardware and do it yourself. You just need a #00 Phillips screwdriver and the RAM of your choice.

    2. Apple does charge a lot of unnecessary $$$.

    3. No it isn't worth it to have Apple do it unless you're the biggest klutz on Earth.

    4. Start by looking here for your specific upgrade path and cost from OWC.
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6


    Mar 22, 2008
    On tenterhooks
    If you were in Canada, I would recommend CanadaRAM, based in Victoria, B.C.

    Bumped my iMac from 2 to 4, using his service. :D
  4. MacArthurPark thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2010
  5. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    Yes, do it yourself. It's much cheaper and it's an easy job.

    I would check out OWC. I bought Nuram for my mbp. So far so good!

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