Upgrading your ram is one of the easiest and cheapest things you can do to make your computer run faster. It greatly increases speed when the computer is running lots of programs at the same time, or when you are editing movies.

Step 1: Materials

You will need
-A laptop
-a piece of soft fabric to rest it on. Make sure that the fabric won't cause static.
-A micro screwdriver set (make sure you use the right size to avoid damaging the screw)
-Ram (I used 2 2G pieces, totaling 4G)
-A grounding strap (optional, but recommended)
-A coin
-Plenty of light
<p>Hey, very nice instructable.. Keep posting this kind of informative posts.</p>
How do you know what kind of Ram to get? and can i go higher than 4gb? how about higher than 667 mhz?
MacBook? I didn't expect someone called &quot;LinuxH4x0r&quot; having a MacBook&hellip;
Does this ram work?<br /> <br />
i like your style
nice and easy, ive done this twice on my macbook - You forgot to mention the bit where you have to touch the inside of the case to balance your static electricity.
I thought just touching something grounded was enough. Thanks
What do you mean, cant I just unscrew the stuff take the old RAM out and then put the new ram in?
You might burn sensitive parts if you don't.
Actually, leave the computer plugged in (charging), but tuned off. Now any static electricity will just go to the ground through the charger. And you're not quite burning them, you're &quot;electrocuting&quot; them. ;)<br />
Actually thats only for desktops. The charger doesn't have a ground. If you look at the 120vac end of the charger you'll notice that there is no ground plug.<br />
&nbsp;I checked my macbook and it has a ground in the plug.
depends on the charger, some do some dont... but yeah, you need to make sure it does have a ground and touch it otherwise you CAN short out stuff in your computer... you can also get a grounding bracelet (like 3$) or put a paperclip or somthing in the ground plug and touch it if you have one near by
I thought this was going to be a more in depth procedure like changing the RAM on an acer aspire one. You have to remove the entire keyboard etc, doesn't changing the RAM void your warranty like it does with other laptops?
Cool. Now we just need the Instructable on how to get FREE ram. : )
that could go well with the teaching pigs to fly instructable
I dont know anything about computers, so what does this do to it and how does this make it better?
It makes it faster and not lag when you have lots of programs open
Danggit I don't have a Mac...
Minis start at $500....
it seems im stuck with my old thinkpad Well,at least it was top-of-the-line at its time...
I might just get a Mini then!
Nevermind. I'll save up for a real macbook (pro?)
So... How's it running with 4GB? Nice Instructable, by the way, very informative. I didn't know how to do this before.
Great! It's really fast. Thanks

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