Macbook Pro Ram How to?

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  1. Pussysmith

    Pussysmith Banned

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    I want to get more ram on my macbook pro. I have 2GB but need more. Do I order 2GB more or do I buy 2 sticks of 2GB? Can I go above 4GB maximum?
     
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    Here is what it says about one of my sticks, and it shows that I have 1GB in each of two banks.

    Size: 1 GB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Status: OK

    Does this mean I only have two banks of RAM?
     
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    unorthadox New Member

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    There are instructions in your manual that cam with the MBP on how to do it - as long as you didn't throw out the insturction manual you'll be fine to check in there.

    You need to buy 2 seperate sticks of 2gb each. The MBP only recognizes up to 4gb if it is a current generation one. Older models only recognize 3gb i think.

    Here's a link also. Make sure to buy memory sticks that FIT THE SPECIFICATIONS laid out by apple.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1270

    Cheers, let me know how this works I want to do this soon too.
     
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    in for this. i want to upgrade sometime.
     
  5. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Very easy process. Remove the RAM panel under the battery, pop out the 2 1GB sticks, and put in 2 2GB stick. RAM works best with pairs, so do 2x2gb. Good luck!
     
  6. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    it is easy, but the clips that hold the ram in place are extremely fragile. I barely lifted the ram up to slide it out and 3 out of the 4 clips broke. Fortunately the ram stays in the channel because of the confined space and tight fit.

    overall difficulty 2/10. finding a tiny ass screwdriver to take the panel off is the hardest part.
     
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    i did mine and my brothers a few weeks ago, took about 1 minute to do, longest part was taking out the 3 tiny screws for the RAM cover.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I've done plenty of them and never had any clips break. That's weird...
     
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    urban ape take that take that take that

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    i thought it was weird too. the build quality on all of apples stuff is usually top notch. maybe i got some defective clips or something. it says to only tilt the ram at 25º before pulling it out. i dunno :sad2:
     
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    where is the best place to buy ram?
     
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    Got mine at Crucial.com. Pretty cheap as I remember.

    Edit: Yup, $85 for 4 gb
     
  12. REDandBLACKpack

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    How much of a difference did you notice going from 2 GB to 4 GB's.
     

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