Is this memory good for MacBook Pro?

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  1. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

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    It's only PC-4200. The MBP usually has PC2-5300. Get some from Crucial RAM, or ask CanadaRAM (a user here, not a shop in canada), for which RAM to buy...:p
     
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    Corsair make good PC-gamer memory, which they call their XMS and TWINX line.

    They also sell bottom-of-the-line memory into the generic market, which they call ValueSelect. None of the ValueSelect is guaranteed to work in Macs.

    They have a middle line called SystemSelect, and they have a configurator to choose the correct part number for a specific model computer -- this is the only RAM that Corsair guarantees for use in Macs.

    You can't make a blanket statement on a brand name. Compatibility is down to the module on offer.

    ... a user here AND a shop in Canada for the last 18 years...
     
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    Hi CanadaRAM,

    Thanks for the link. They have 1GB sticks there for £75 compared to £112. Would you recommend I go for that?

    Thanks
     
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    Also, CanadaRAM, do you know anyting about the quality of dealram.com?

    What would be your recommedation from this site

    (Game friendly RAM would be helpful. WoW player:D )
     
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    I bought a few sticks from powerlinememory.com (from dealram.com) they work awesome in my MBP. I recommend them.
     
  10. RobertDunn macrumors newbie

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    Max Memory for Mac Book Pro

    Apple lists the max memory for the 17" Mac Book Pro as 2GB. (2 x 1GB)

    Is there any chance that 4GB could be installed? (2 x 2GB)
     
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    DealRAM (and RAMseeker) are not a brand or a memory seller -- they are search engines for prices only and refer you to a variety of sellers who participate. Problem is some sellers "game" the system - they offer substandard RAM at the lowest price to get the best ranking on the 'board, then they suggest you may want to buy their "premium" RAM instead if you want reliability.

    There's no such thing as Game-Friendly RAM in a Mac. Despite sellers' claims to the contrary, every 100% compatible module in a Mac will run at exactly the same speed. The Mac sets the memory buss speed, not the RAM.

    Although theoretically the mac intel motherboards could exploit a lower latency timing, we have not seen any Mac compatible 667 MHz SODIMMs shipping yet with a CAS latency lower than 5. The companies that advertise lower CAS latencies are cheating - they are stating the latency at 400 MHz, not 667.

    Search these forums for MR member recommendations. Crucial, OWC and Data Memory Systems are the most-often cited suppliers in the USA. Buyers in Canada, well I hope you can figure out at least one place to check...

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     

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