Increasing RAM to 16Gb on a MacBook Pro

Not really a Land Rover article per se but here at GLR Towers, we like Macs. ModChop has a rather nice iMac and I use a MacBook Pro. I first used a Macintosh for a brief spell back in 1987 when I started on a Youth Training Scheme. However I used mostly DOS/Windows machines since then. Back in 2011 I bought my refurbed MacBook Pro from Apple for a serious discount. It had 8Gb of RAM when I bought it and I’d always intended to update it. Any how this is what it looked like before: –

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To replace the RAM, I followed this YouTube video: –

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Following this uprgrade, this is what the system reported: –


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Since the upgrade, the system has been much snappier. Switching between apps is a lot quicker and I don’t get the beach ball as often as I used to.

All in all a useful upgrade for around £80!


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