Upgrading RAM: Quick Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by VoltronBomb, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. VoltronBomb macrumors newbie

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    So I just got a new MBP 13" and I want to upgrade its RAM from 4gb to 8gb.

    My question is: Do I need to buy a 8gb RAM kit (Two 4gb pieces) or would I be able to buy one 4gb piece and install it to add to the existing 4gb?

    I have checked various websites looking for this answer but none have provided me with one.
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Normally stock 4GB RAM configurations are 2 x 2GB chips, so you can either buy one 4GB chip and go to 6GB or buy two 4GB chips and go to 8GB.
     
  3. VoltronBomb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That makes total sense now. Thank you very much for the reply!
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your MBP only has two RAM slots, which are filled with 2x2GB, if it came from Apple with 4GB. You would replace those with 2x4GB to upgrade to 8GB.

    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
     
  5. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Geez, you gotta love the people with stock answers to common questions. That's a really useful post!
     

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