4 gigs RAM for new MBP: What brand and where to purchase?

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  1. basqarl macrumors regular

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    I will order my new MBP with 2 gigs if RAM but plan to replace it with 4 gigs of RAM.

    What is the best brand name to buy?

    Where it the best place to purchase it?
     
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    I got this at newegg.com, and it works perfectly for a great price.
     
  5. ColonelSmith macrumors member

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    I would check www.newegg.com

    For a brand I'd go with Kingston , Corsair, or G.Skill.

    I also use that brand. I loved the price. Glad to see it's still low.
     
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  7. vchalupa macrumors member

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    If I may ask, how long have you had this memory? I've been looking at the G Skill company for memory upgrades and I've been worried about their reliability but I do know they run a lil cheaper than companies like Kingston so I figured I could same some money. Any advice as to the longevity of this part would be great.

    Thanks
     
  8. Sdao macrumors 6502

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    Other World Computing (aka OWC)

    bought 4gb from them for my MBP a few days ago, nothing but success. Ran memtest on the sticks and they are great.

    buy their cheaper branded ram, its reliable and backed by a solid warrantee.

    website
    www.macsales.com
     
  9. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816

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    I was a bit wary at first too, but I read the reviews on newegg by other MBP users before taking the leap. The warranty is outstanding, and I've had mine installed for roughly 6 months now, with no issues whatsoever. I leave my MBP on for a few days at a time, and run CS3, FC2, and a few 3d apps, usually with 2 or 3 simultaneously. I'm very satisfied with the quality, and even the packaging they used impressed me. I have been a newegg.com customer for years, and love them. Good luck. :)
     
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    OWC - lifetime guarantee, tested and certified for Macs, and Mac people - been doing Macs for a long time.

    MacDann
     
  11. Sdao macrumors 6502

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    this guy knows his stuff.
     
  12. ColonelSmith macrumors member

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    I have been using this for about 6 months and have had absolutely no issues. Great price and great reliability, plus newegg is great with shipping.
     
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    That's nice and all, but if it is 200 PIN DDR2 5300 (667) then it will work in an intel MAC.
     
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    G. Skill is a great desktop memory brand. I knocked the name, but the product is great.
     
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    will the gskill cl4 rams run at cl4 or cl5 on the MBP?
     
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  18. cobbe1 macrumors member

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    I was in Fry's and the got the Kingston 2x2GB kit for $79 and Corsair 2x2GB kit for $89. I toke the Corsair.

    If you're going to get Kingston buy this one instead, this is NOT the value line. for pretty much the same price.

    I use G.Skill in my desktop and they runs great.
     
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  20. tigerphin macrumors newbie

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    This one is actually great.
    I checked the Kingston website and this model is recommended for the new MBP with 2.5/2.6/Multitouch

    So I guess Kingston knows that it works
     
  21. cobbe1 macrumors member

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    Those are Value Ram, which means they are the low end ones, limited lifetime. Not to say that they are bad. But if you really want some good quality RAM for the peace of mind, go with Crucial, or the other set of Kingston (lifetime) I posted previously. also from Kingston and is listed for Apple.
     
  22. Viper2005 macrumors 6502

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    I ordered the 4GB kit from Other World Computing (OWC) two days ago, after following the advice of knowledgeable fellow Mac users.
     
  23. Brewhaus macrumors newbie

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    How does Mushkin hold up? I've tried every kind of memory except for OWC. I agree with not going with the Value Ram.
     
  24. honeycrisp macrumors regular

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    Could not agree more...
     

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