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D4rius
01-27-2015, 12:26 PM
Hello,

So one of my RAM stopped working in my Macbook Pro, so I'm left with only 2GB left of RAM. I told my step dad that I need a new RAM and he said that you need a new processor as well if you want more RAM. My step-dad is probably one of the people that has no idea how technology works, and when you try to argue against him, he starts shouting and telling like no tomorrow because he thinks he's right.

So he says:"To get more RAM or the same amount, you need to get a new processor as well." Inside my head I'm facepalming hard because processor and RAM do two different things.

Then I told him I'd just get a new RAM but the same one as I had in before, and then he tells me they don't make those anymore. And It's a Macbook Pro from 2012, I'm sure they do.

Is he right, or wrong?

Raz0rEdge
01-27-2015, 12:34 PM
Welcome to Mac-Forums..

He's wrong.

Visit OWC (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade/DDR3_1600MHz_SDRAM) and grab the amount of memory you want..

Your MBP supports a maximum of 16GB.

D4rius
01-27-2015, 12:38 PM
Welcome to Mac-Forums..

He's wrong.

Visit OWC (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Apple_MacBook_MacBook_Pro/Upgrade/DDR3_1600MHz_SDRAM) and grab the amount of memory you want..

Your MBP supports a maximum of 16GB.

Thanks bro, nice to hear someone who actually knows what he is talking about <3

ankhseeker
01-27-2015, 12:44 PM
When you order it, Max it out if you can afford it. It will make quite a difference.

pigoo3
01-27-2015, 01:07 PM
Just "piling on" here. But yes...Dad does not "Win The New Car" this time!;)

Just replace the ram that isn't working (get you back to 4gig)...or if you want to...upgrade further.

Not only can we EASILY still get ram for a 2012 MacBook Pro...we can easily still get ram for Apple computers from the 1990's!:)

Example:

Apple Quadra 605 (http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upgrades.cfm?sort=pop&model=45&type=Memory)

- Nick

p.s. By the way. Maybe Dad was just "playing dumb"...if he's the one who has to pay for this ram (but really doesn't want to).;)

pm-r
01-27-2015, 05:28 PM
I guess I'd be curious as to how the OP diagnosed that the "RAM stopped working"…???