Upgrading the memory in my sweet new laptop turned out to be easy, but I had to just guess how to do it because I couldn't find any documentation on how exactly I was supposed to do it. Fortunately, it was very easy. Not MacBook easy, but easy enough.
Boot...and it works!
Short and sweet:
- Disconnect power, remove battery
- Remove all the "D"-labeled Phillips-head screws from the bottom
- Pop off the bottom plastic
- Install the memory
- Put it all back together
|Take out the screws (be mindful of the HD screws because they're different than the others)|
|There's the tiny chip we're replacing|
|Just a gentle push on the silver clips and the stick will pop up.|
|The instructions are brief, and *behind* the chips. Nice.|
|One in, one to go|
|The stick should slide in easily at the right angle (it's higher than you think it should be). When it feels right, give it a firm push into the socket, then gently swing it into place.|
|All set. Now put it all back together!|
For $60, 8gb seems like a no-brainer upgrade if your laptop supports it. And now, I can finally reap the rewards of choosing to go with Windows 7 x64 two years ago. Yay!