Upgradeable RAM

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  1. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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  2. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

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    From Appleinsider:

    "The two RAM slots are only accessible after removing the battery bay cover, the battery, and then taking off the back cover which is held in place by 8 screws. This is more work than the RAM slots that were accessible from inside the battery bay on the MacBooks, and slightly more complicated than removing the partial cover on the previous-generation MacBook Pro."


    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/10/15/inside_the_new_macbooks_lsi_battery_hd_and_ram.html
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I suggest you take a look at the owner's manuals for both laptops first . Taking the bottom case off is required to install the RAM.
     
  4. yetanotherdave thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, maybe I should have phrased it differently, it's clearly upgradeable, but given that you need to take so much apart, would it void the warranty?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I don't think you read the owner's manual(s) if you're still asking this.

    The owner's manual for both laptops provide instructions on taking the bottom case off to install the RAM and the specifications of the RAM.
     
  6. yetanotherdave thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, I don't have one yet, that's great, thanks! A bit more work than we're used to, but I've built many systems before, wont be a problem.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've already read both without even buying either laptop. ;)

    The manuals showed up on Apple's support site late Tuesday.

    Not when demand goes up and prices drop. Apple isn't going to drop its RAM prices unless it pulls a revision. All these new DDR3 SODIMM laptops are finally going to create that demand.
     
  8. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    the ddr3 ram is cheap now from apple.
     
  9. yetanotherdave thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You're right! Only £5 more than crucial! Except you don't get the 2gig to keep/sell on eBay. Still, nice to see them finally have decent ram prices.
     

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