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Hi all,
Thanks in advance for your help. This is my first mac and laptop upgrade so a little unsure on some things. I am planning on upgrading the follow macbook, 2.66GHz MacBook Pro (MC373LL/A) which you can google for all the specs.

I am going to start by removing the optical drive and replacing it with a OWC data doubler and fitting a Samsung 840 EVO 1TB in it. As far as I know there should be no problems with that but let me know if there is.

Then I plan on replacing the 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 with Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz SDRAM. This is where I become a little unsure on if the new RAM is going to be compatible with it, I don't see why it wouldn't be since they are both DDR3 SDRAM, but I want to be certain.

Finally, I wondered if the screw driver set I have linked at the bottom of this thread along with everything else I intend on buying contains everything I need to complete this upgrade?

Please let me know if you notice anything wrong here.
-Tom

In order of mentioned:
OWC Data Doubler - http://goo.gl/cpPzQs
Samsung 1TB 840 EVO SSD - http://goo.gl/RmxoTC
Corsair Vengance 8GB 1600MHz RAM - http://goo.gl/BGVdsq
Screw Driver Set - http://goo.gl/93JzjE
 
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Memory is soldered to the MotherBoard in Macbooks, you need expert equipment to undo and re-do the soldering and to be very cautious plus a new motherboard, a new CPU and GPU and re-buy the RAM, Normal components are hard to buy and even harder to impossible and expensive to not worth it if it's a macbook. You are better off buying a new one
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKZsOpOJ0Q
The RAM does not appear to be soldered to the motherboard.
Also, what about removing the optical drive and replacing it with the SSD?
 

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So is this all OK then? The body on the memory looks like it might get in the way, is this a problem? If so could someone recommend some lower profile memory but still DDR3, SDRAM, 8GB (2x4GB) and 1600MHz? Thanks.
 

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I'm pretty sure that Corsiar RAM is compatible as well.
 
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