Upgrade RAM to start?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AppleFan922, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. AppleFan922 macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
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    I just received my new MBP today, I haven't opened it yet because I've been at work. I already have my upgraded memory for it, waiting for me to put it in. Am I better off installing it right out of the box, or should I install my backup on it first and then install the RAM? Thanks for your help guys!!
  2. MrJolly macrumors member


    Aug 15, 2011
    I live next door, England
    Check it works before opening it up.
  3. dakine17 macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2011
    i'm in the same predicament too. Been boxed up for 2 weeks now and waiting for my RAM to come in.
  4. weemanpow3 macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2008
    When I had my MBP replaced due to a faulty track pad, Apple gave me a brand new one in the box. The first thing I did was install my 8gb ram into the machine without starting it the first time out of the box. Everything is perfectly fine.
  5. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    It doesn't matter either way.

    For the slight sake of efficiency I would say install the RAM and make it fresh first, good to go.

    The memory might slightly help with the speed of the backup install :)

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