ram upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by collaboration, May 8, 2012.

  1. collaboration macrumors newbie

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    Planning to upgrade ram on early 2011 MBP15 - from 4 to 8GB

    Am I able to use that 4GB ram on the latest model MBA11? It's got 2GB at the moment (it's the lowest spec MBA)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    RAM in the MBA is soldered onto the Logic Board and close to impossible to replace :(
     
  4. jimboutilier macrumors 6502a

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    Because the MBA ram isn't upgradable the cheapest upgrade path is selling your existing AIR and buying a new one with more RAM. Unfortunately 4gb is your only other choice at the moment. Perhaps apple will offer a model with more than 4gb in 2012 but you may have to get a MBP to get 8gb or more. If the rumored thiner MBPs come out this year that may serve you well.
     
  5. Beanoir macrumors 6502a

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    It is possible if you're brave and handy with a soldering iron, otherwise it's best to steer clear.

    I seem to remember at some point a link to a video showing a guy who'd successfully demonstrated it being done and working.
     
  6. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I'd like to see that video.
     
  7. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not even solderable by hand, isn't the DRAM just the DRAM package itself with a BGA?
     

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