Are there any 16GB (2x8GB) 1600MHz CL9 SO-DIMM kits available at a reasonable price?

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  1. AppleMacFinder, Feb 20, 2012
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    Well, I found Komputerbay kit for 200$ that applies to these ^^^ conditions,
    but it seems kind of fishy for me: despite there are a lot of positive reviews,
    there is no info about this manufacturer, he doesn't even have a website! :confused:
    Please tell me, do you know any reliable manufacturers with similar offerings?
     
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    Sorry, but this is CL10 - not CL9. MBP works best with CL9.
     
  4. AppleMacFinder, Feb 21, 2012
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    I just bought this 16gb kit and would like to know if you want me to run any specific tests. I did not know about the CL10 vs CL9 issue.
     
  6. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    CL is latency speed. Generally, lower is faster.

    But...i think the 1600mhz will make up for the +1 CL and then some
     
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    I've not had any issues... its good RAM, 1333 apparently works better with the MacBook Pro according to Apple but you still want 1600 so I didn't think it made a difference.
     
  8. AppleMacFinder, Feb 24, 2012
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    There is a quite long thread on MacRumors about memory upgrades for 2011 MBPs. Take a look on this page:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1133642&page=13

    Conclusion:

    1) People noticed kernel panics and other instability issues with CL7 and CL11 RAM. CL9 is 100% stable.

    2) I couldn't find any information about CL8 RAM kit stability
    (neither on MacRumors, nor in Google; probably because CL8 SO-DIMM RAM is pretty uncommon)
    So, let's agree that CL9 is the lowest stable latency in our case
    (we will become 100% sure about that only after we get info about CL8 stability)

    3) Theoretically, 32GB of 1600MHz CL9 would be the best possible kit you could put inside your MBP.
    Unfortunately, it will not become available until 2013-2014.

    UPDATED at 15 March 2013

    Finally, there is 16 GB of 1600Mhz CL9 RAM. Information taken from my post at this page!

    16GB (2x8GB) 1600MHz CL9 RAM comparison
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    | _______________ Model ________________ | Works | tRas _ | __ Voltage | Price in $ |
    | Kingston HyperX LoVo KHX16LS9P1K2/16 _ | YES _ | _ 27 _ | _ 1.35/1.5 | ___ 129 __ |
    | Kingston HyperX KHX16S9P1K2/16 _______ | YES _ | _ 27 _ | ______ 1.5 | ___ 127 __ |
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     

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