2011 Macbook Pro RAM buy 4 or 8go?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hawaga, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Hawaga macrumors member

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    Hi there!

    I just ordered my 15" 2011 Macbook Pro ! :)

    I took a 4g RAM model because I read here that extending to 8gb is cheaper on DIY basis.

    Question is, do I have to only buy another compatible 4gb ram to add to the initial apple 4gb on my machine or do I need to go for a 2x4go from the same brand?

    Thank you for your comments :)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    MBP comes with 2x2GB and it only has two slots so you need to buy 2x4GB.
     
  3. SyncFx macrumors member

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  4. ecugolf33 macrumors newbie

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  5. Tonepoet macrumors regular

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    Brand isn't so important so much as the specs. You're not locked into any particular vendor and you could buy Samsung RAM that doesn't work if it has the wrong number of pins for instance.

    You want 10600 (or 10666) 204 pin DDR3 So-dimms clocked to at least 1333 megahertz. There've been some reports of specific 1600 megahertz rated RAM modules working here on these forums but that'd cost more and overall support seems to be a bit spotty, so I'd do a search for those topics if you care to venture into that.
     
  6. thermodynamic Suspended

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    Get a 2x4GB kit. MBPs come with 2x2Gb modules and have only 2 slots.

    Many are using this, reporting success so I ordered a set for myself as well:
    http://www.amazon.com/Non-ECC-Deskt...7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1302968525&sr=1-7
     
  7. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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