MBP parts able to be upgraded?

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  1. ' r i S e n macrumors regular

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    I have a late 2010 13'' MacBook Pro (specs in sig) and I was wondering what I could eventually upgrade? It has the NVIDIA integrated 320M graphics (not in sig) which I am assuming are not upgradeable. I could be wrong...

    I do not know much about laptops in general so I would like to know if anything in my model is upgradeable or is ideal to upgrade in the future of my ownership of it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    RAM, hard drive, optical drive. That's pretty much it. Everything else is soldered to the logic board.
     
  3. Goohfy macrumors regular

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    As Robbie said RAM, the hard drive , possibly upgrading to SSD, or the optical drive. No need to want to upgrade the graphics engine due to the fact that NVIDIA is better than what the '11 MBPs haul.
     
  4. ' r i S e n thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh absolutely, I love NVIDIA.

    I can add 4 more GB of RAM, correct? To same me the trouble (or fear, really) of opening it, how many slots are there? Would I have to get two 2GB sticks?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    2 in total.
     
  6. Goohfy macrumors regular

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    Yes I believe 8 gb is the most.
     
  7. ' r i S e n thread starter macrumors regular

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    How does that work then if there are already 4GB?
     
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    There are 2x2GB already installed. You would have to remove those and add 2x4GB.
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You remove the current RAM and insert 2x4Gb sticks instead. What you do with the removed 2x2Gb sticks is up to you.
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    2x2Gb? Basic math?
     
  11. ' r i S e n thread starter macrumors regular

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    Makes sense to me. : )

    Thanks everyone for your responses so far.
     
  12. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Watch the deal on newegg.com, same goes for OWC, sometimes 8Gb kits go for ridiculously low prices.
     
  13. ' r i S e n thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes indeed, I am a fan a newegg and if I do in fact intend on upgrading in the future, I will most likely be going there.
     

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