Can RAM be upgraded?
I just got a MacBook Pro and already regret not doing the 16GB upgrade. (For now, it's fine, but I'm thinking about the future here.) Is there any chance this will be possible—at least in the years to come?
Guys... The RAM is soldered on to the logic board and there's no way to replace unless you want to take the risk of unsoldering and resoldering RAM back on the board. I can almost guarantee that you'll have to buy a new system afterwards because this will permanently damage 99.9% of people systems. If you're really desperate for more RAM on your system you can buy a new logic board. However Apple custom orders these, so you'll have a very hard time trying to get a hold of one.
I'm also in the same situation as you. I bought an early 2015 13" Macbook Pro with retina display and I'm wishing i would've opted for a more top of the line configuration. It really sucks that Apple would do this however they tend to keep peoples devices running smooth with updates and as long as you stick to multi threaded applications and applications from the app store, you shouldn't have any performance problems for a long time. Keep in mind that the system you bought is very capable and is top of the line.
Yes you can but you need the right gear, if you want to know more I have two words: Louis Rossmann.
I don’t know if anyone has said this yet it is actually possible to upgrade the ram very easily, all you have to do is find a motherboard on eBay that has 16gb ram and install it
It could be done. I’ve seen People from Rewa doing great things. Changing the RAM may involve professional skills in soldering and de-soldering + the change of some components on the board.
Better ask Chinese shops.
everything is possible my man. all you need is the same kind of ram macbook pro retina has (size and speed) and a guide on how to place em in the motherboard (which is the problem). And the stuffs are all glued in. So pulling out stuff to get to the ram is difficult. But do remember you have super ssd and lot faster ram speed to get you through long time to come. Believe me man i went with a 8 gb model of 2015 macbook pro retina 13 myself.
Hola from Mexico City dear "originalmachead" & "Dan". English is my 2nd language so forgive my grammar.
Interesting topic. I have a Macbook Pro Retina 15" launched by Apple at the end of 2013 with no option to add more RAM but with the option to expand it at the time of purchase to 16 GB in RAM.
As far I as know, the same RAM (1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory) is used on all Macbooks after this year until now, so, my question is amigos... can my 8GB of RAM can be de-soldered & re-soldered in order to upgrade to 16GB from RAM taken from a broken/sold4parts late Macbook?
And I say "broken/sold4parts Macbook" because according to "originalmachead" find new 16GB of new RAM is impossible and I quote "I don't even know where the type of RAM required is disclosed... there are no 3rd party components available".... and I agree completely because I have looked for it thoroughly .
Thanks so much for your replies, cheers from Mexico City.
no for finality anything later than 2012 for 13' mac book pros are soldered as apple upgraded other parts that were bigger, so they had to lower space. they took out the push-slot in ram compartment, and just soldered onto board. so if you want to upgrade you will have to probably order a new motherboard with new ram on. unless you have crazy good soldering skills otherwise it will just screw up the system and even if you could do that it would be hard to find compatible ram thats not ripped out of another mac for quadruple the price. so in conclusion if your going to do it your going to have to pay a lot and (to do safely) let apple do it.
hi i have a macbook pro retina 13 mid 2014 A1502 and the screen is broken. I found a macbook pro retina early 2015 A1502 Full Lcd Screen Assembly. I use 2015 on the 2014 apple?
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