Mon, Jun 19, 2006
Use the Right Tool to Upgrade Your MacBook RAM
As others have mentioned, access to a MacBook's RAM modules is easy, as is getting the old modules out. But getting the new modules into place can be a pain really. You'll need *lots* of pressure. Do yourself a favour and do not use your fingers or thumbs to push the new modules into place. Use a suitable tool. I found an old knife with a flat end on the hilt that worked perfectly. And btw, in contrast to what the manual says there is no "click" when a module is seated correctly.
Otherwise this is a really cool machine. Did I mention that it's fast? The screen is brilliant, the keyboard is a good one (especially for Apple), and the MacBook makes barely any noise. It doesn't get too hot (at least no more than I expected, though I think it's a portable computer rather than a laptop), and the fan comes in from time to time only (and blows constantly in this case). Let's hope the book makes a similarly good impression when used on my business trips *knock on wood*
Oh, and Parallels Desktop is so cool (and fast)! I can dump my PC notebook finally :-)