upgrading the stock 1 gig ram on the 2.16 MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by susannahyork, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. susannahyork macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Do you have to upgrade with the same ram that the MBP ships with? The stock 2.16 has 1x 1gig, if you were to add another 1 gig would the type of ram used matter?

    also, does adding ram yourself void the warranty?
  2. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    yes. it is very important to use the ram that is specified for the computer. If you go to Crucial.com and follow the instructions on there to see what ram your computer needs.

    Apple uses 200-pin SODIMM DDR2 PC2-5300 667mhz Ram modules. These are easy to find on 3rd party sites and much cheaper than Apple

    Edit. Adding ram does not void warrenty, however, ALWAYS keep the stock Ram incase you get any issues that develop, otherwise Apple wont even look at your laptop if it develops a problem.
  3. susannahyork thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2005
    So, is it possible to use the supplied 1 gig and simply add one more, can you buy the same ram? Or would you have to buy 2 new 1X 1gig sticks?
  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    You'd only need to buy 1 1GB stick. Just make sure it's the right specifications and the company selling it guarantees its use in Macs.
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    from the MBP technical specifications website:

    1GB (single SO-DIMM) of PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 memory on 2.16GHz configuration

    therefore, you can buy another single SO-DIMM (1 stick) to complement the one that comes with the machine as long as it is the same type: PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2

    i don't know what PC2-5300; mine was PC5300 (no 2)
  6. susannahyork thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2005

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