Upgrade a MacBook Pro.....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spmiz12, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. spmiz12 macrumors regular

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    Just thinking down the road, so please bear with me. Regarding adding a HD and possibly ram at a later date. I have a couple questions...

    1.) If adding or replacing in the first year, will that void your warranty??

    2.) How is the ram module configured on a MacBook pro?? If it cam with 4 GB then can I just add a 4 GB card or do you have to get a straight 8 GB card??

    3.) If upgrading to a bigger HD, can you just do a backup restore or do you have to totally reinstall from the scratch??

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Apple Warranty: Installing Memory, Expansion Cards, User Installable Parts Does Not Void Warranty
    If it's 4GB, it's most likely two 2GB cards. RAM is usually installed in pairs.
    You can backup and restore.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    1. No, it will not void your warranty.

    2. You will need 2x4GB to upgrade to 8GB

    3. You can do a backup restore with a new HDD.
     
  4. spmiz12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks..... Does adding a extra 4 ram card have to match exactly the standard 4 ram that comes with the units?? Also, is ram and HD hard to access on a MBP??
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Again, the RAM will come in two 2GB sticks. As there are only two slots, you would have to replace them with two 4GB sticks.
     

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