Upgrading my MBP RAM

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  1. Macdeez macrumors member

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    I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM on my MBP and i want to know what brand of RAM i should get. I have the 13" 2011 MBP with the default 4GB of RAM which is already installed.

    Recommendations anyone? (I want to upgrade to 8GB btw)

    Oh and one more stupid question, would more RAM mean less battery life?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It doesn't really matter what brand, just make sure it's the same specs. It wouldn't reduce battery life.
     
  3. Macdeez thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok but is there a specific brand of RAM which is known for good quality? and what do you mean same specs?
     
  4. device manager macrumors newbie

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  5. ' r i S e n macrumors regular

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    Just make sure you get 1333 MHz, as that is what your model takes. As far as brand - whatever you can get cheapest.
     
  6. schizbomb macrumors 6502

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    I got g.skill RAM mainly because I had great service from them on my PC's RAM. Works beautifully thus far.
     
  7. Macdeez thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, just one more question though. Can I upgrade the RAM myself like I did with my old windows laptop or do I need to take it to a computer store?
     
  8. device manager macrumors newbie

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    Get a phillips 00 screwdriver to remove the bottom shell and DIY.
     

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