Question about expanding RAM in Retina MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MikeonTV, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. MikeonTV macrumors regular

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    I have a Macbook Pro 15 Inche Retina
    2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 (Early 2013)
    Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

    I'm curious how large I can expand my memory to. I'm assuming 16GB? Are there any risks in doing so?

    Thanks.
     
  2. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately you're not able to upgrade it at all - the actual memory chips are soldered directly to the logic board to save space. You gotta do it at the time of purchase by ordering a BTO model or forever hold your peace.
     
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    With the sold state rMBPs, you order all the machine you can afford so it will last you at least the 3 years of AppleCare without an expansion...because you can't don an internal expansion.
     
  4. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Nope, can't expand it at all. It's soldiered to the logic board so it's not user replaceable.

    This is why I recommend people getting the 16GB at the time of purchase unless they're planning to upgrade again within 2-3 years.
     

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