8gb ddr3 but which brand

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  1. dutkutug macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I am going to buy 13" i7 and upgrade the ram to 8gb by myself. There are plenty of brands that I come accross and I definetely need some advise from the experts and the upgraders. Which one should I follow: Kingston, Crucial, Corsair or else (needless to say yet said : pair of 4GB DDR3 1333, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V, 204pin). I am not an expert, however, I have heard that single sided or double sided did matter (rumors :D )
    Thanks in advance..
     
  2. emiljan macrumors 6502

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    Either crucial or owc brand memory works great and its cheap too.
     
  3. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    I vote for crucial. I got a free upgrade to 8GB with my laptop but they are who I would have chosen otherwise. I also used them for my first upgrade on another laptop. Very helpful and no issues. I really don't think you can go wrong with any of the brands listed in this thread so far.
     
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  5. noogin macrumors newbie

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    +1 for the g.skill, works flawlessly with lifetime warranty! not 1600mhz, but hey, barely a difference in 1333mhz
     
  6. dutkutug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Forgive me for my ignorance but is OWC a brand like kingston or crucial?
    From its offical site 8gb costs $107.99, crucial costs around $89 (newegg) and kingston about $83. Now, I am confused. The difference is around 25 and I have no clue ragarding the compatibility with the early 2011 model mbp. I know I ask too many questions, but, does anyone know which brand is installed at the apple store ?
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Yes, OWC is a "brand." As big as Kingston and Crucial though? No way.

    I'd go with Crucial. Their RAM always seem to get 5-star reviews everywhere.
     
  8. JH4DC5 macrumors member

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    i've been using the 8gb crucial kit in my 2011 mbp without any issues. that would be my recommendation
     
  9. dutkutug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all replies, I will go for the crucial.
     
  10. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely Crucial, I have an 8GB RAM in my 2010 MBP 13" and it only costs around £70 - they're damn good quality too, unlike cheap Korean brand 'Hynix' supplied by Apple - with a price tag of a house.
     

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