2011 RAM Definitive Choice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by madonionrings, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. madonionrings macrumors member

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    I am trying to order a 8GB upgrade for my 2.2 MBP today. I have been having trouble finding a definitive answer on a few questions. I know 1600 works but it seems the performance is negligible for the price. When it comes to 1333 is it 10600 or 10666? Can anyone recommend a brand or provide a link? I prefer to order from newegg or the like as I believe crucial will charge my sales tax here in my state =(

    Greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Lenas macrumors newbie

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  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    I always get my RAM from macsales.com, they have tons of guides and make it really easy to find compatible RAM. Great customer support as well.

    That is a great deal in that link on amazon though.
     
  5. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    You should get the kingston hyper X 1600mhz for your mbp! Link
     
  6. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    It is not necessary. Just select the normal Mac-compatible memory on the Kingston website (they have a good search function). They sell Apple compatible RAM.
     
  7. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Read the user guide of your Mac!

    http://support.apple.com/manuals/#portablecomputers

    It contains all details you need to know.
     
  8. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    1600 should work fine in 2.2 and 2.3GHz models. The performance boost is not at all negligible, nor is it impressive. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide if you're willing to pay an additional $40 for the 1600 kit whereas (IMO) 1333 will serve you just as well in 90% of the tasks.

    There's practically no difference between PC3-16000 and PC3-1666 modules, but PC3-16000 is what comes default in 2011 MBPs, so I'd go for that.

    As far as branding goes, anything by G.Skill or Kingston will do.
     

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