Original OEM Memory and Hard Drive Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JRYAN34, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. JRYAN34 macrumors newbie

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    I ended up buying a new MacBook today and the prices for upgrading the hard drive and memory are pathetic. I ended up going with applecare and they said that I can upgrade the hard drive and memory as long as it is orginal apple memory. What brand does apple go with for the hdd and memory?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    they lied to you, you can upgrade the memory using anybrand as long as its the right type. for hd's, all you need is a 2.5sata internal drive. upgrading these yourself will NOT void any type of warranty as it is user replaceable

    look at newegg.com


    for ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...1327823918+1328123897&name=DDR2+667+(PC2+5300)

    for hd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010150380+1035907918&name=SATA+1.5Gb/s
     
  3. logana macrumors 65816

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    Both the hard drive and the memory are user-replaceable.

    You can use any brand you want without voiding the warranty.

    2.5inch SATA drives and pc5300 sodimms are almost standard across laptops these days so very cheap.
     
  4. PLin macrumors 6502

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    If you replace either, I would recommend keeping the original hard drive and RAM on hand just in case. Even though the 3rd party components won't void your warranty, Apple prefers that you have the original RAM installed when troubleshooting some obscure problems to make sure that it's not caused by faulty 3rd party RAM.
     

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