Another MBP Ram upgrade thread: What is the diff between these two different sticks?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by deosaa7, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. deosaa7 macrumors member

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    I am going with G.SKILL due to the very very positive reviews for it here and on NewEgg.

    This:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4169666&SID=1qgdjq6wmw8yp

    and this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4169666&SID=1un836rwfxa4z

    are both the exact same price but seem to be different as one has 197 reviews and the other has 135. Also the model #s seem to be slightly different so please forgive me I'm no longer the technically savvy person I used to be when I built gaming computers...what is the difference between these two sticks?

    Also I have a MBP 2011 corei5 with 4gb RAM which I believe runs at 1333 mhz will I have any benefits from getting faster RAM (1600 Mhz)?

    Lastly could anyone tell me which of these tool kits has the right scewdriver bit for my MBP?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...EPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=screwdriver

    thank you in advance!
     
  2. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    For your MBP use the first one. That's the one I have in mine and have no problems with them.
     
  3. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    They're the exact same sticks, one is just labeled as PC10666 and one PC10600.

    I have one of them btw and they work perfectly in the 2011 15".
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Technically speaking, there is no such thing as PC3-10666 DDR3 RAM - it's an unofficial way that some manufacturers name their PC3-10600 DDR3 RAM modules, for obvious reasons - people think they perform better.

    PC3-10666 RAM is a misnomer that is derived from the peak transfer rate of PC3-10600 RAM (10667 MB/s). As long as the timings are the same, there is no difference between PC3-10666 and PC3-10600 RAM, as they both run at 1333MT/s (therefore, the standard name is DDR3-1333).
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I don't think there is really any benefit to going to 1600MHz RAM. The difference would be imperceptible, other than in benchmarks. You'll need a Philips 00 to open the computer.
     

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