so the MBP RAM still user serviciable? Can I manually upgrade to 4GB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vader1990, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. vader1990 macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2008
    I plan to buy the low end MBP, and I plan to upgrade the RAM myself once the price of the ram itself drops on newegg--give it a few months--but is the RAM on the MBP no longer user accessible?

    Can I still upgrade the RAM rather easily, or do I have to do complicated BS to do it? The RAM upgrade on the older MBP model was easy. is it still that easy?

  2. Anaxarxes macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2008
    Istanbul, Turkey
    It definately should be.
  3. keeleysam macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    See page 42, it is.

    Installing Additional Memory
    Your computer has two memory slots that you access by removing the battery and
    bottom case. Your MacBook Pro comes with a minimum of 2 gigabytes (GB) of
    1066 MHz Double Data Rate (DDR3) Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory
    (SDRAM) installed. Each memory slot can accept an SDRAM module that meets the
    following specifications:
    Â Double Data Rate Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (DDR3) format
    Â 1.25 inch (3.18 cm)
    Â 1 GB or 2 GB
    Â 200-pin
    Â PC3-8500 DDR3 1066 MHz Type RAM
    You can add two 2 GB memory modules for a maximum of 4 GB of memory. For best
    performance, fill both memory slots and install an identical memory module in each
    To install memory in your MacBook Pro:
    1 Follow the instructions for removing the battery on page 34.
    2 Remove the eight (8) screws that secure the bottom case of your MacBook Pro,
    and then remove the bottom case.
  4. Tobler51 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2008
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You know how expensive 4GB DDR3 chips are? :p

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