8GB Kingston HyperX RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phib3r0ptik, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. phib3r0ptik, Jan 24, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011

    phib3r0ptik macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2010
    I'm looking at getting some RAM at the same time I get my new Macbook Pro and was wondering if this RAM would be compatible?
    My main concern is the attached heatsinks.

    Some other feasable alternatives for me would be lifetime memory, corsair value select, or a-data. Living here in NZ there is a limited range of RAM available at a decent price, no real Newegg or similar alternative.
  2. mtip macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2010
    it's quite tight inside the mbp, the heatsinks will likely get in the way.
  3. phib3r0ptik thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2010
  4. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
  5. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    That looks right. I think you need these specs:
    204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-8500, CL=7, Unbuffered, NON-ECC, DDR3-1066

    So the Kingston one would not work, but the Corsair should.
  6. jreuschl macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2008
    I just put a Crucial 8GB kit in my Mid-09 MBP and it works perfect.

    I just looked on Apple's store, and they charge a whopping $400 for a 4GB-8GB upgrade. They really need to take a look at those prices and lower them.. RAM has dropped a lot since it was released.

    My kit was $92.
  7. Remmnever macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Here is 8GB of Crucial RAM for $79.99 with free shipping. It was only $74.99 earlier when I bought mine but maybe they bumped it up a few dollars due to low stock?
  8. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    I do agree that Apple's prices are high, but when one doesn't know how to fix their own car, they must then pay someone else to do it which is more expensive. Apple does make their prices high for some reason, it can't be labor since they are manufacturing them in China, it can't be the parts, since ram is cheap, which leads me to believe they are trying to make a big profit margin. :( I'm not sure, these are just my thoughts, I'm not claiming to be correct.
  9. DudeMartin macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    Chicago, Illinois
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    That sounds right.
  10. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    $300 for 8GB in a MBP is toooooo high. Think between $75-100 shipped, as you can get good RAM from Kingston (non X), Memorex, Samsung IIRC, Crucial, OWC and others.

    Also, remember the 8GB may have little to no affect on performance depending on current RAM utilization and virtual memory use.
  11. phib3r0ptik thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2010
    This is in New Zealand, hardware parts are generally pretty expensive compared to overseas, and I am yet to find a reputable seller who ships internationally. Any suggestions?
  12. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    so what would be the best ram to buy for a mid 2010 13'' macbook pro
    I have 4gb right now but I really want to upgrade to 8gb
    thanks in advance :apple:
  13. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    agreed, but ram space wise its no tighter then other laptops, i'm certain it will fit.
  14. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    These people are the actual manufacturer of Crucial RAM, one of the best on the market. They also make the C300 SSD, which you may have heard about.

    Shipping to you with Crucial is as follows:
    New Zealand USD 30

    Crucial also has a UK office, which might have cheaper shipping

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