It is becoming increasingly popular to regularly upgrade the RAM (memory) in your Mac laptop to accommodate a constantly growing appetite for web intensive browsing or for running multiple instances of virtual machines. Programs like Excel and Autocad run more smoothly when they have more RAM to work with.
This instructable describes the process of upgrading (or replacing) RAM in unibody Apple MacBook Pro 13” and 15” models. I used a 15" model in my photos, but the process is very similar in 13" MacBook Pros.
I did this at TechShop because they have a whole bunch of really convenient, well-lit large tables in the common area.
Let's get started!
Step 1: Acquire RAM for upgrade (or replacement)
RAM is cheap these days, so you can afford to buy more of it for less. I've been lately purchasing RAM for my Macs at macsales.com, as they seem to have a good balance of price and quality. Here is what new RAM looks like in packaging. For this process this is the only part you are going to need.