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More Memory need for MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by allyally2k, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    Where is the best place to get extra memory for my MacBook from?
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    Your local apple shop?
  3. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    Nearest one is over 100 miles away! When I was in there last a dude said the name of this website to get it from, for cheaper too, but I've forgot what it was called?!
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    if you're confident installing it yourself, just order it from crucial or similar and then shove it in when you get it.

    Which version is it, ddr2 or ddr3 as ddr2 is stocked in my local pcworld too.
  5. tim

    tim Senior Member

    the RAM is easy to do, but you have to be careful.

    at an apples tore: 4GB of RAM from 2GB will cost £80. it'd normally be £80 for each 2GB stick, but they refund you for the 2x 1GB sticks already in there (which apple recycle).

    once taken out and installed, you power on whilst holding down cmd+s, then "hostinfo", it should load all that up. once that's done, and confirmed the RAM amount, type in "halt" and it'll turn off.
  6. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    Lol at "shove it in" :D

    This is what I got at the mo View attachment 250

    So Tim, would you recommend going to the Apple store sounds like it might be cheaper if they recycle them?

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  7. Mikey

    Mikey Member

  8. tim

    tim Senior Member

    your choice.
  9. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    Thanx for the link Mikey... think it will only cost £43.68 so that's quite a bit cheaper... don't want to break it tho'!
  10. jason_ballard

    jason_ballard Junior Member

  11. tim

    tim Senior Member

    honestly i cant argue whether you do buy it from apple or wherever, but ya know, for free, they do it, plus they use the RAM that would be used when you'd originally configure your mac with a higher spec...
  12. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    Can ya just show up at an apple store and ask them to do it there and then? I think I would feel better letting them do it... Suppose I could go to Manchester next week on me week off :cool:
  13. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member


    someone close this thread....
  14. tim

    tim Senior Member

  15. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I said close this thread!!!

    Ok, maybe not, so that means I can recycle my old ram? It is just sat in a box! I will do that when they open. Give me an excuse to go in.
  16. tim

    tim Senior Member

    i thought that excuse was because i was going?! :p

    and come to the brum one, i'll sort you out.
  17. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    you wont be there all the time...

    Its an expensive trip to recycle some ram! It's only 2x1gig sticks, I just think the idea of recycling is better than sticking them in a box!

    Maybe they can recycle my dead battery and give me a fresh one? Or a new top case....
  18. tim

    tim Senior Member

    they recycle anything- but they dont replace things with discounts all the time. you can do so with iPods, and if you're recycling a working or recent mac then a manager might be nice and give you some discount if you buy a new one, but probably not.
  19. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    thats good to know, i hate having stuff that isnt used gathering dust.

    congrats tim, you've done something useful!
  20. tim

    tim Senior Member

    thanks, bitch!

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