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

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  1. vader1990 macrumors regular

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    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?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Anaxarxes macrumors regular

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    It definately should be.
     
  3. keeleysam macrumors newbie

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    See page 42, it is.

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/MacBook_Pro_15inch_Late2008.pdf

    Code:
    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
    slot.
    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

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  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You know how expensive 4GB DDR3 chips are? :p
     

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