The specs apple sells for a Grand pales in comparison to a pc, And the price difference for the upgrade intervals is so much higher than the part costs bucks for , Faghet about it! I used to buy the entry level one, then upgrade the storage to a 1terabyte ssd bucks but now they have made it impossible to upgrade anything, F That. Do they not know how much this! The customers, Yes they do, and they don't care, their attitude is that the loyal.
Oct 27, by Brian Myers. Now I think of buying another laptop. Just checked the apple website for a new laptop with a higher Ram and SSD, the prices are draconic! Shall I go for Windows laptop which can be upgraded with parts at much lower price? And the upgrade cost was not noticeable at all.
I used to Mac and like it, but feel that the pricing and upgrade ability is unfair. Probably will go for Windows laptop because of that. Jun 10, by Igor K. Also a good way to fix locked boards without passwords by using old dead boards that are unlocked.
Nov 28, by Joseph Hefner. Show 1 more comment. The RAM in this model is soldered to the logic board and cannot be upgraded later. Sep 9, by Ernest Surudo. De-soldering, re-soldering and locating compatible RAM. I don't even know where the type of RAM required is disclosed If it were possible someone here would have created and posted a guide.
Sep 10, by originalmachead. Sep 12, by Ernest Surudo. But, presently Apple is the only supplier of the SSD unit and you would have needed to order your system with it at the time of purchase. With that said, many parts houses have bought units to then take apart for the parts! Sep 12, by Dan. Sep 12, by originalmachead. Show 11 more comments. Sid Saber. Posted: Dec 18, The RAM is soldered on to the logic board and there's no way to replace unless you want to take the risk of unsoldering and resoldering RAM back on the board.
I can almost guarantee that you'll have to buy a new system afterwards because this will permanently damage If you're really desperate for more RAM on your system you can buy a new logic board. However Apple custom orders these, so you'll have a very hard time trying to get a hold of one. I'm also in the same situation as you. I bought an early 13" Macbook Pro with retina display and I'm wishing i would've opted for a more top of the line configuration.
It really sucks that Apple would do this however they tend to keep peoples devices running smooth with updates and as long as you stick to multi threaded applications and applications from the app store, you shouldn't have any performance problems for a long time. Keep in mind that the system you bought is very capable and is top of the line.
May 23, by luisfescobarjr. My Mac repair guy replaced my logic board corroded by a liquid spill using one from a supplier from California, so it must be possible! The new logic board is a different clock speed and amount of memory, so yes, this is possible! Nov 5, by Michael Norelli. Feb 27, by trimatra security. Posted: Jan 28, Yes you can but you need the right gear, if you want to know more I have two words: Louis Rossmann.
No, the ram is coded to pair only with this motherboard. If you do the unsoldering process and add like 16gb of ram from another logicboard, it will not work. I know people who did it. It was working after replacing the original 8gb. Dec 17, by Antoine Doetsch. No, it actually will work, but it takes a bit more than just soldering on new ram.
Otherwise it'll think the old ram is still soldered to the computer. Jan 31, by Harrison Calvert. The real question ist, is it feasible? I still use my MBA 13" in a productive environment. Your milage may vary as different service providers charge differently. Dec 25, by Devils Inkpot. Feb 16, by Kobie Young. Show 3 more comments. David bellows ifixiphone. Posted: Feb 5, May 6, by samgo I think that it should work because is the same macbook case and like the same board but different processors.
Apr 28, by Joe Morel. Posted: Sep 29, Joel jatsotserah. Posted: May 6, It could be done. I can and do solder but I think you are right in this matter. I will not try this on my wonderful MacBook Pro. Posted: Apr 23, And the stuffs are all glued in. So pulling out stuff to get to the ram is difficult. However, what you can do with your Mac's RAM depends on your exact model. Some newer iMacs technically have user-upgradeable RAM, but doing so requires extensive teardown of the machine. We wouldn't recommend trying this unless you're extremely experienced with electronics and your machine is already out of warranty.
If you have one of the following Mac models, you cannot upgrade the RAM in some cases, such as the Mac Mini, it is possible but quite difficult :. Many Macs look alike, so you should check the exact model that you have before you start shopping for RAM. Click the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and choose About this Mac. On the resulting Overview tab, you'll see the name of your Mac at the top of the information. This will be something like MacBook Pro inch, This page shows how much memory you have installed, as well.
To avoid any mistakes, you should also get the exact model identifier for your device. To do this, click the System Report button. Then, in the Hardware Overview section, look for the Model Identifier field. This will be something like MacBook7, 1. Due to the sheer number of Mac models available, we can't give exact details on the correct RAM for every machine.
However, you'll find a variety of sites that make finding the right sticks of RAM for your model easy. This allows you to select your Mac model to find compatible RAM. You'll see the Macs each kind of RAM works in, along with easy videos on how to replace it. The company even offers trade-in value for your old RAM. As an alternative, have a look at Crucial's memory hub. Here you can either enter your computer info found earlier or download a scanner tool that checks for you.
For more detailed guides, have a look at iFixIt's Mac Repair page. You'll find detailed steps for RAM upgrades here. When buying RAM, compatibility with your system is vital. Not every type of RAM will work in every Mac computer, so it's important to make sure you buy a component that's suitable.
Otherwise, you could go through all the effort to upgrade the RAM and end up with an unusable computer. This is why we recommend buying from a store that specializes in Mac RAM upgrades. You might be able to shop around and get a better price for RAM found on the above sites. If you do so, make sure you search by SKU so you don't end up buying something that's slightly different.
We recommend staying away from cheap, junky RAM with few or poor reviews. The few dollars you save isn't worth the risk of bad RAM bringing down your system. Finally, you'll need to buy the right amount of RAM for your system. In many cases, this exceeds the "maximum" value provided by Apple. This page also details how many memory slots your machine has; most MacBook models have two slots.
To take advantage of dual-channel memory, you'll want to buy two sticks that add up to your desired total. How much RAM you should buy depends on your needs. If you often multitask, and your computer supports it, jumping to 16GB is a good idea. Finally, let's review the general process for the actual RAM upgrade in your machine. As mentioned, we can't go over the instructions for every single Mac model.
Check the resources mentioned above for more specific instructions. Below we'll provide a basic overview of how this looks on a mid MacBook. Most iMac models have a convenient window to access the RAM compartment, making it even easier than on a laptop.
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The MacBook Pro with Retina Display comes with onboard memory only, which. Not all MacBooks and MacBook Pros let you upgrade the RAM. If your model allows RAM upgrades, you'll need to remove the computer's back cover to. Yes, you can upgrade the RAM in that unit. Apple says it supports 8GB, but the actual total is 16GB. There are 2 memory slots for pin PC ( MHz).