3rd Party RAM in an MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rsm5068, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. rsm5068 macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2008
    this may have already been said but: I hear there are some compatibility issues with 3rd party RAM and Leopard. Is this true? Also, how hard is it do install third party RAM in a MBP?
  2. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Installing RAM is easy. All you need is the right RAM and a very small Phillips screwdriver.

    As far as 3rd party RAM goes, I think you'll be OK as long as you stay away from the cheap stuff. Crucial.com is a good place to get the right RAM for your MBP... I got mine there, and I've installed RAM for other folks that also came from Crucial. Never had any problems.
  3. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    I doubt it, if you heard any compatibility issue, then you need to check original post and make sure you don't buy the same brand and specs

    price isn't a standard in this situation.
  4. robrose20 macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    I upgraded my MBP to 4 GB with OWC ram. Works great.
  5. davidleon macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2006
  6. Koolio27 macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2008
    Somerville, MA (Boston)
    I'm assuming you bought the OWC-branded RAM, right?

    I'll be getting the MBP (when it's updated with Penryn) and will be buying 3rd party RAM to bump it up to 4GB.

    I'm guessing the performance/reliability of the OWC-branded RAM is good(?).

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