MBP 8GB RAM Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jaredwaynef, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. jaredwaynef macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2009
    So, I'm going to be purchasing a new 17/15" MBP within the next couple of months. I know 8GB of RAM is overkill in most cases, but I found a set of 4 GB sticks on Newegg (link at end of post) for under $300, which I found to be a pretty good deal (considering upgrading with Apple is approx. $1000). Yet I'm not too confident with my skills of hardware in a laptop. I know its easy to swap out RAM in a laptop, but I don't want to risk anything. Is there anyway I can bring in the RAM from Newegg to the Apple store to upgrade my MBP and not screw my warranty? Or is this just a lost cause? Any and all help would be welcome!

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231210
  2. felt. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Magnusun-Moss Warranty Act, read it.

    You cannot void a warranty by opening up your computer, the only way to have your warranty voided is for apple to be able to prove that you adding ram to their user-upgradable machine has caused whatever problem you need your warranty for.

    Upgrading ram is easy, it requires just enough brain cells to turn a screw in the right direction, plus 2 or 3 more to understand the self-explanatory diagram printed on the inside of the memory panel. It took me all of 5 minutes, including the time it took me to open those dreaded plastic enclosure ram comes in with scissors, and finding my set of small screwdrivers hidden away at the back of a cupboard.

    Do it and save your money.
  4. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2009
  5. jaredwaynef thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2009
    You know that crossed my mind briefly, but for some reason I thought they were still running on DDR2. Well thanks for the help on that then. That pretty much resolves my dilemma. Once again, thanks guys.

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