Memory upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spick34, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Spick34 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 13 in mid 2012 MBP. 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5. 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR
    I would like to upgrade the memory. It appears to be a pretty easy process. So I'm looking for advice on where to get the memory. Or any other details that would be helpful. It appears that I can upgrade to a max of 8 GB, but I'm not sure about that either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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    16 GB of 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM RAM is the unofficial maximum and Amazon and Newegg are good places to get Crucial or Corsair or G.Skill RAM.
     
  3. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    It will support up to 16GB if you need it. If you are getting by on 4, then 8GB would probably be all you would need.
     
  4. Spick34 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help. I think I will start with 8GB and see how that goes. Have also considered upgrading the hard drive, but think I will start here.
     
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    I successfully upgraded my ram. Now thinking about upgrading the hard drive. Any advice on a hard drive? The ifixit website sells. 1 TB seagate SSD hybrid that I've looked at. But I'm not sure if that is my best option. Any advice would be greatly appreciate. Thanks
     
  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Hybrids are never a long term solution.

    I'd suggest a Samsung 840 Evo.
     
  9. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    What do you do with the Macbook? If it is just web browsing and email then the hybrid drive will work well. Bt it you have lots of data you are editing then no, you'd need a real SSD.

    What is it you want to speed up?
     
  10. Spick34 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My current 500 gb hd is half full. I love my computer but my only complaint is that at times it is slow when I wake it up. That is part of the reason I was considering an upgrade. Beyond the typical email and web browsing, I edit some pics, and put together short video clips for a website. I also teach online classes. For that I do a lot of work with word, excel, and power points.
     

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