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Old 03-20-2017, 08:54 PM   #41
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I wonder...do you think that if I take my computer to the Mac store they would upgrade the RAM? Will they think it's too old to work on? I just hate the idea of getting a new computer because this one has the built in disc drive.
When I upgraded my RAM, I think Apple only offered an upgrade from 2 to 4 GB. I wanted more. I ended up buying 8 MB upgrade replacement RAM (physically this is just two small circuit boards) from a company called OWC (https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple/memory/ ). Their website walks you through exactly how to find the RAM you want, provides reasonable prices and videos on how to install.

For example, this link shows that I can buy 8 GB of RAM today for my machine for $67. And found this link which has a video on exactly how to install the memory. It was easy to do and took only about 15 minutes. If I wasn't comfortable doing this, I could easily have found many friends (or even my kids) that could identify the right RAM to buy and then follow the video easily to install.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:44 AM   #42
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I wonder...do you think that if I take my computer to the Mac store they would upgrade the RAM? Will they think it's too old to work on? I just hate the idea of getting a new computer because this one has the built in disc drive.
Apple will probably not work on that system. Upgrading RAM will give you some relief.
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Target2019, If Apple won't do it, do you know a place that does? Will Best Buy or one of those places work on Macs?
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When I upgraded my RAM, I think Apple only offered an upgrade from 2 to 4 GB. I wanted more. I ended up buying 8 MB upgrade replacement RAM (physically this is just two small circuit boards) from a company called OWC (https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/apple/memory/ ). Their website walks you through exactly how to find the RAM you want, provides reasonable prices and videos on how to install.

For example, this link shows that I can buy 8 GB of RAM today for my machine for $67. And found this link which has a video on exactly how to install the memory. It was easy to do and took only about 15 minutes. If I wasn't comfortable doing this, I could easily have found many friends (or even my kids) that could identify the right RAM to buy and then follow the video easily to install.
Thank you for the links! Maybe it's worth a try...I am a coward with computers, but I can follow directions...most of the time...(smile!)
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