What's the worst case

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  1. team 79 krunch macrumors member

    team 79 krunch

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    So what's the worst that can happen if I upgrade my 17" MBP's RAM from 2GB to 4GB?
    IS there any chance of screwing up my new MBP?
     
  2. Sirus2400 macrumors regular

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    Your computer will run faster? Not really, just make sure you follow the instructions of putting it in (it take a little force). And make sure you get the RAM all the way in at about a 45 degree angle before you push it down (you should see very little of the RAMs connection)
     
  3. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Changing parts in any computer system is always a little bit of a risk. You could short things out with your own static electricity, a clumsy hand can send a screw driver plowing into places it shouldn't go, etc.

    Look up on Google how to change RAM on an MBP. There's a couple Youtube videos on how to do it too.

    So yeah, just take same precautions as you would with doing any kind of computer upgrade on the MBP and you should be fine.
     
  4. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qozs6KZoarA

    biggest tip (from my exp) from changing/upgrading ram in a MBP: make sure you have a small enough screw driver, the screws seem like they can strip like they are made out of butter if you have too big of one.
     
  5. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    wait.. huh?? Is this a joke!!?? There is no worst case for upgrading RAM its always good to have MORE RAM!!
     
  6. team 79 krunch thread starter macrumors member

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    No duh lol, I meant problems caused by me screwing up when upgrading the RAM.
     
  7. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Dont worry there is probably 0% chance that you will screw it up. Its very easy.
     
  8. team 79 krunch thread starter macrumors member

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    I have done RAM upgrades on PC desktops, is it the same?
     
  9. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    Yes. It's worth to see mentioned above movie on YouTube.
     
  10. team 79 krunch thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks I am going to buy the 4GB kit from Crucial.com right now
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The worst case is you shuffle your feet and destroy the motherboard, the RAM and anything else you touch.
     
  12. team 79 krunch thread starter macrumors member

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    good to know, I will make sure that I discharge myself to the casing before I begin
     
  13. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    Ah, cut him a break

    I remember thinking the same thing when I first upgraded :D
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I agree it can be very intimidating if you have never done it before
    The videos can help give you the confidence

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  15. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    OK. For the paranoid, get a ground strap. :)
     
  16. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Just make sure you you ground yourself & you push hard enough to seat the RAM properly
     
  17. erummel macrumors member

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    It took me a bit to get my extra RAM seated properly in my MBP. I've built my own PCs for years, so I was confident that I knew what I was doing. It was just a bit more difficult than I expected, although this is perhaps because my MBP was brand new and my first Mac, so I was very conscious of damaging it. After 10 minutes of careful pressure, they were installed and have worked to this day without a problem.
     
  18. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    New, unused connectors are quite stiff.
    Many times I've thought the pcb was going to break or flexure cause one of the memory chips to pop off. :eek: ;)
     
  19. team 79 krunch thread starter macrumors member

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    So my new RAM should be in by monday, once it is in, do I have to do anything?
     
  20. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Turn it on and enjoy. :)

    Go to about the mac and make sure it is recognized by the computer.
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Are you just kidding? I mean I've been drinking a bit and this sounds like a joke.

    Your computer will run faster. I don't recommend upgrading ram.
     
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  23. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I think she had ONE to many. :)
     
  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'm sure you mean install it then turn it on? :p
     

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