Upgrading RAM on Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RM48, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. RM48 macrumors newbie

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    I am new to this so sorry for the newbie question, but what exactly entails upgrading the RAM on a Macbook Pro using memory purchased from a third party (OWC, MacMall....)? Meaning, is it a difficult task to upgrade the memory? Would this void any type of warranty on the notebook?
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    does not void warranty, requires removing three little screws to remove the plate covering it...and the battery, so yeah its very easy
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Agreed. Very easy. You won't have any problems.
     
  4. Arkanok macrumors 6502a

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    As a follow-up question to the OP's, can I literally use any brand of ram in my 2.2 SR MBP? I'd use the stuff directly from Apple; however, it seems rather pricey in comparison.
     
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    This this has been discussed to death. As long as it is the right speed and such. Recommended places newegg, crucial, OWC....
     
  6. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    I am thinking about upgrading from 2Gb to 4Gb of Ram because I think my Macbook Pro is starting to run a bit slugish, but don't know if I will see any difference.

    I use my computer for mainly web browsing and programming. Maybe a bit of photo work, but no more than web graphics and holiday snaps.

    It's only £56 from Crucial for the upgrade.
     
  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Try running the apps you usually have open & use,go into in the activity monitor>system memory,the page outs should be alot less than the page in's ( cant remember the exact ratio )

    More RAM is always a good thing
     
  8. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    I just upgraded my MBP last week from 2 to 4GB of memory. It made a big difference in performance and I'm glad I spend the $80. Here is a useful link if you have questions on how to replace the memory.

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/MacBook_Pro_Memory_DIY_Replacement_Instructions.pdf

    You can't go wrong by upgrading the memory.
     
  9. a4abt macrumors regular

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    Considering how cheap RAM is now, if you have the $$ buy it!
     
  10. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    I buy from dms.com. They have a great lifetime warranty and a very easy to navigate site.
     
  11. comptr macrumors 65816

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    I just upgraded my ram in my macbook pro today and it does not void the warranty and took about less than 5 minutes total.
     
  12. pingouin macrumors newbie

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