Advice for Buying Mac RAM

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thezobot1, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. thezobot1 macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2012
    Hey guys I want to upgrade my MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 to 16GB RAM.
    I saw a lot of videos and they all used 270$~ ram. I thought that this was outrageous since all other RAM is much cheaper.
    I did my research and found out that Mac RAM must be 1.5 vlots and of the speed/latency 9-9-9-24
    The following are the results of my search.
    CORSAIR 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Memory for Apple Model CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9
    G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Memory for Apple Model FA-1333C9D-16GSQ
    This one seemed pretty weird.

    Is there any particular one out of these that will not work?
    Let me know if you know of RAM that is cheaper than this.
    I am open to any other suggestions.
    Thanks for all your time
  2. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
  3. donklaus macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Beware of the Corsair

    I just put the exact same model into my Mini Server, and immediately I started getting an intermittent black screen on my Thunderbolt display. Apparently there has been at least one bad batch of Corsair memory of this type, as others have had this problem as well. Check out

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