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Tell me my RAM options

Posted by Paul A.



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Sunday, 23rd Sep 2012
Hey guys, I have a macbookpro & sometime it runs a bit slow. I'd like to beef it up with more RAM. Thing is I'm a windows user historically so I figure that I can't just go to the corner store, get some more RAM and slot it in.

I need someone to do the research

1/ how much RAM can i fit into this computer
2/ what's the cost from apple supplied and fitted
3/ what's the cost for generic RAM and is it realistic that I can slot it in myself? is it safe, if so - instructions please!

We can do this task remotely, we can use google docs / dropbox to transfer the information.

Let me know! Thanks!
John J.
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CPU = Brain = Highest Performance
HDD = Storage + Access = Slowest Performance

RAM = A car. 2 GB = 2 seats in car. If you are like me and have 400+ tabs open, plus office, photoshop, etc, then RAM is what you need.


Try and find out what current disk is. MB Cache?

Good luck!
Paul A.poster
Hey Neil! thanks mate good advice, I keep hearing about upgrading the HDD I'll look into that after the ram ;-)
RULE 1 - HDD Is slowest component. Upgrade HDD to boost speed(16MB cache 7200 RPM)

RULE 2 - Ring Mac shop and ask support for details of:
- Compatible RAM,
- Maximum RAM supported,
- required BIOS update to support more RAM,
- Visit & search .

RULE 3 - Ask MAC shop to install,

RULE 4 - Upgrade HDD to SSD. Beware! Different specifications and speeds available!
Rod from RamCity is great, their site will help you know what ram to use.
An alternative to ramcity is Though not Australian, they have a tool you can download that will tell you what exactly ram is compatible with your hardware. Good prices, and they also sell SSDs (highly recommend an SSD).
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