RAM install, My or Apple???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rangerdanger, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. rangerdanger macrumors member

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    Alright, now that I know I'm getting the discount on the MBP (Thanks to Mom working for the school system!!) I figured I could use the extra cash saved to upgrade the RAM to 4GB. I have a few questions though before I make a decsion whether to do it myself or let Apple do it.

    1. What type of RAM would I need if I did it myself. Also, where would the best place to buy some be?? Apple??

    2. How hard is it to install yourself. I've seen some videos for the MB, but haven't found any for the MBP yet. Any links to those??

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. danedane5 macrumors member

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    Sweet

    USe crucial.com they are pretty cheap, and installing RAM is easy, just undo the battery, then unscrew the screws with a small phillips screw driver and then plug in the RAM.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    1. NewEgg or OWC
    2. Let's put it this way: If can't do this procedure you don't deserve to use this computer.
     
  5. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Make sure you get a 4GB kit, as I believe they come with 2 1GB sticks installed.
     
  6. dimonay macrumors member

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  7. marbles macrumors 68000

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    Cetaily do NOT buy RAM from APPLE they so overcharge for the same thing !.

    Real easy to install , a couple of screws a bit of a push and your done , basically :)


    enjoy the speeeed
     

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