7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2013 1:33 AM by ksd665
ksd665 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have 4GB RAM in my macbook pro. I want to increase it up to 16GB. How can I do that and where can I buy 16GB RAM?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Upgrade RAM
    BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (13,120 points)

    Start with Crucial.com or MacSales.com (OWC).  Answer the questions about what Macbook Pro you have, and they will tell you what you need for a memory upgrade.  One and/or the other sites will provide videos on how to install the RAM.  Check out the installation video before starting to make sure you are ready to do that upgrade yourself.

     

    Both Crucial and MacSales are well respected Mac memory upgrade suppliers.

  • 2. Re: Upgrade RAM
    steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,040 points)

    Some brick-and-mortars carry Crucial RAM.  I bought my Crucial 16 GB RAM at microcenter.

  • 3. Re: Upgrade RAM
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)
  • 4. Re: Upgrade RAM
    ksd665 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much.

  • 5. Re: Upgrade RAM
    ksd665 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    Is it possible for me to increase the ram to 32gb instead of 16gb on my macbook pro which is version 10.7.5 Mac OS X, processor is 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5?

     

    Thanks.

    ksd665

  • 6. Re: Upgrade RAM
    BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (13,120 points)

    Go to Crucia.com or MacSales.com and filling the information requested about your Mac.  They will tell you the maximum amount of RAM your Mac can support, and then be more than happy to sell it to you.

  • 7. Re: Upgrade RAM
    ksd665 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi. Thank you for the previous discussion. I have upgraded the RAM to 16GB. However, I can now hear the fan being too loud and the Macbook pro gets hot very quickly. Is this the sign of a major damage that's about to occur anytime soon?