8GB Kingston MBP Memory - $35 after rebate!

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  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    This is the cheapest I've seen for this amount of memory. If you're looking for an upgrade, I feel like this is the best deal you can get right now!

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    WARNING: This is so called Kingston Value RAM (the cheapest), and no one tested it with Macs! To find Apple compatible RAM (the part numbers for single RAM modules and RAM-Kits) use the manufacturer search function on the Kingston website and select "Apple" for guaranteed compatibility!
     
  3. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Same price from Newegg, and it actually has amazing reviews (including some saying it works perfectly with a MBP).
     
  4. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    WARNING: things marked APPLE Compatible are over priced.
     
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    hahahahaha
     
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  7. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    at least apple computers aren't over priced...sometimes :p
     
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    I'm using corsair ram in my 15" 2011 and 27" 2011, both maxed out and running fine with the Corsair ram.

    i've had great experience with Corsair products in the past. I'd personally avoid getting anything that is ValueRam. Macs are fairly picky as it is when it comes to memory.
     
  10. clutchm3 macrumors regular

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    Kingston is not really Value ram though. It is just a heck of a deal haha
     
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    I never stated Kingston was specifically ValueRAM, but if you read the product page it states that those particular-specific modules were Kingston's ValueRAM.
    A lot of memory sellers have off-brand/ValueRAM.

    ValueRAM has problems in a lot of systems and especially with Macs.
     
  13. clutchm3 macrumors regular

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    Can you link me to the product page please? :)
     
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    Ok. After ordering this memory, I realized that my MacBook Pro only supports 1066MHz speed RAM. When I look on Amazon, there are two Corsair memory kits at that speed:

    Corsair Apple 8 GB Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) 204-Pin DDR3 Laptop SO-DIMM Memory CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7 $54.99 (no rebate)

    Corsair CM3X8GSDKIT1066 XMS3 8 GB PC3-8500 1066Mhz 204-pin SODIMM Laptop Memory $44.99 ($10 rebate)

    So...the only difference I can see is that the first one says 'Apple-tested' and it costs more. Anyone out there know any better?

    MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz (13" mid 2010)
     
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    its 40-50$ depending where you order it. apple charges $200 to upgrade it. exactly the same memory different brand which doesn't make a difference worth a dime. But my questions is how much is the normal price on new egg n these sites for this ram cause the only special seems to be the $10 off the 49.99 is that right?
     
  19. lindstedt56 macrumors regular

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    The "mac certified" thing is pretty much a scam to make you pay more for nothing. 99% of the ddr 3 laptop ram kits on newegg that are not certified will work perfectly fine. Save the money and buy something like...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226021
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233081
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220545
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145281
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231294

    Every one of these kits are 35-40 and you have multiple brand choices.
     
  20. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816

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    Well all of those except for the 2nd to last are 1066Mhz Modules which may register in 2011 MBP but arent recommended. the 2nd to last is the preferred and recommended modules and they run at the 1333Mhz speeds intended for the 2011 MBP.
     

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