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MacBook Air Memory upgrade

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  • destic Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2011 8:41 AM (in response to JoeyR)

    The DDR3 chips used in the 4 GB version are K4B2G0846C-HYF8   so one just has to find some normal DDR3 DIMM with these chips on it, find somebody with a BGA rework station and give him/her some money to replace the 16 Ram chips on the Macbook Air Logic Board with the bigger ones. A friend of mine has a ERSA BGA Soldering euipment, I will ask him how much that would cost. Perhaps one could even use 16 K4B2G0446C-HYF8   chips which means 8 GB RAM.

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    Nov 19, 2011 8:56 PM (in response to dbs)

    Just search the section -

    Your responses are a little blunt. It's a help site. Not the attack site.

    I could offer help regarding your posts i.e tech support.

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    Nov 26, 2011 8:29 PM (in response to dbs)

    This is why you have no friends but your iMac and wonder why.  I am sorry if I just abused you.  It is a valid question.  Your great technical expertise definitely helped out on this one.       

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    Mar 29, 2012 2:54 AM (in response to DrSagacity)

    The MacBook Air is not a Laptop.  It seems to be a seriously high-powered multi-media device.  It seems to be more of a NoteBook; more than a Tablet, yet less than a Laptop...

     

    It really is just a super-sleek envy of the local coffeeshop!  Mine is a 13", with no built-in drive, though I bought a USB Super Drive later...  The Pro seems to be closer to a LapTop, being it has an optical drive built right in.  The MacBook Air - for all it lacks - it what it is, yet functions like nothing else on the market (it seems Dell shot themselves in the foot with their UltraBook.  People will get the impression that for the highest quality, one will have to go with Apple (the UltraBook is heavier, weak graphics, sloppy mouse-pad thingy, etc.))...

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    May 20, 2012 4:26 PM (in response to cul8r555)

    you can buy a SSD upgrade FOR SURE for the macbook air.... it sure aint cheap (and i would sure rather be able to have 8gb ram... ) but you can currently pay a measly $949 for a 480gb MBA ssd upgrade from the one place i would recommend for all mac related upgrades - i get all my SSDs for my macbook pro and tower (and ram) from otherworldcomputing... macsales.com

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_Express

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    Jun 16, 2012 8:06 PM (in response to Niel)

    Well I probably is because of the flash drive but I was told by an apple employee that you could have the hole memmory system removed but you would have to back up the computer to something.

  • Nemedian Calculating status...
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    Jul 16, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to Photolau)

    About the impossibility of RAM upgrade, they warned me at the Apple Store when I went to buy my 11" 2 GB MBA, and offered me the 4GB 'cause of that. It was right at the i3–i5 transition, and I had been interested, at first, in the i3. Hagglin', I got the i5 2GB for the price of the i3 4GB.

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