RAM for refurbished MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cbell86, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. cbell86 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2007
    Im looking to buy a refurbished 2.2ghz macbook pro but want to upgrade ram to 4GB as I'll be working in CS3 and Maya quite regularly. Is upgrading RAM on an MBP difficult and where exactly should I look to find the best bang for the buck? :p
  2. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    RAM is easy on a MBP - the hard drive is the tricky upgrade.

    As for finding RAM - OWC is respectable, and the last time I checked, the 2gb dimms were only $115 or so ($225 for 2x2gb). Also, newegg has G.Skill which is cheap RAM but reliable. Although..their 2gb dimms aren't much cheaper than OWC, so I'd opt for OWC's RAM instead, if I were you.
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Upgrading RAM on a MacBook Pro is pretty easy, just removing the battery and taking out a couple screws. As for a RAM suggestion, I've used OCZ RAM before and never had a problem with it, they have 2GB RAM sticks for only $85 each here.
  4. 150hp macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2004
    Door County, WI, USA
    I'm typing this from my c2d imac that I just popped in a 2gb stick for the maxxed out 3gb. I picked it up from Data Memory Systems for $115 shipped. No more spinning beach ball for me.

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