13'' macbook pro - memory upgrade question

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  1. salem160 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I am a first time Mac user. Bought a new 13.3'' macbook pro a few days back. Got the 2X 4GB GSKILL memory from newegg. The system wouldn't boot properly with that memory. The spinning wheel got stuck upon booting. I wounder the memory is compatible or not. This is the memory I got
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231295
    Cas Latency:9
    Timing:9-9-9-24
    Voltage:1.5V
    ECC:No
    Buffered/Registered:Unbuffered

    If it is incompatible, I will return it and get a compatible one. Please recommend a good 8GB memory kit that many had success with. Would appreciate a response and recommendation.
     
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    Apple's "official kit" is a huge ripoff. The same thing can be bought on newegg for about $50-60.

    Your problem was that it is not the correct frequency most likely. Look for 1067MHz DDR3. This should work for you. It's also CL 7 and 7-7-7-20, incidentally.
     
  8. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    Yup, just wanted to give him a reference to what Apple puts in their computers.
     
  9. salem160 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all. I will order the correct type once newegg process the RMA.
    Any specific brands you all recommend?
     
  10. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    Most brands are pretty reliable, just confirm the specs will work with your computer and read the reviews. :)
     
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    Dont hesitate to check out OWC for Mac uPgrades. (macsales.com). There's no guessing on what's compatible. They have everything listed very clearly and their prices are comparable to newegg. I just got a 8gb kit for my MBP for 99 bucks. Works great.
     

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