Best deal for 8GB RAM upgrade for MBP 15" 2.66GHz i7??

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  1. iClique.com macrumors member

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    Best deal for 8GB RAM upgrade for my new MBP 15" 2.66GHz i7? $360 seems a little steep, so I opted to order aftermarket... Any suggestions?
     
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    OWC is great, i bought from them
     
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    I bought mine through NewEgg. I've purchased many items from them over the years and they have always been great!
     
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    Has anyone used this brand of memory in their i7 MBP? One review says that it worked on their iMac i7 and others on their 13" but I didn't see any for the i5/i7 model.
     
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    It works.
     
  9. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Thats the wrong memory for a MacBook Pro. You need PC3 8500 with 7-7-7-20 timings. The RAM in post #6 is what you need.
     
  10. Demthios macrumors member

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    I'm gonna give the Gskill memory a try. I used it in my Dell and it worked just fine.I've had two bad batches of NuRam now. So wanna try something different.
     
  11. sUGArDawg macrumors regular

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    Well, I wasn't going to upgrade to 8GB, but after seeing this price, this memory is going in my 17" MBP i7 ASAP!
     
  12. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I just went through Crucial when I upgraded my MB to 4GB. It seems to work just fine, haven't had any problems with it to date. Great stuff for a great price :)
     
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    That works with MBP just fine. Intel chipsets aren't as picky as NVidia chipsets when it comes to timings and other minor details.
     
  14. Tonsko macrumors 6502

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    Any UK/european decent deals? Failing that, I don't have a newegg account, what are the shipping rates generally?
     
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    Oh well already returned the RAM and bought the correct spec'd ones.
     
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    I am guessing you have an older model...because 8GB DDR3 from Crucial is $280 vs the $185 from Newegg.
     
  18. RWil85 macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking at the g-skill 8gb deal from newegg.com also..

    there's no difference in the quality from the g-skill vs say owc, crucial, etc.?

    essentially, the ram can be considered the same as long as the specs match up?

    I spent $1200 on a mbp..the last thing I want to do is to put trash ram in it that could botch me up completely and have wasted that $200 when I could've spent a little bit more on a better, more reliable brand, etc, etc...

    can anyone shed some light on this? thanks!
     
  19. RsBddy929 macrumors newbie

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    That's true, I do. Guess it was just better for me, eh? :)
     
  20. sUGArDawg macrumors regular

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    Bought on August 22, just got this delivered today, August 24! Installed in 10 minutes via the instructions on Apple's site. Straightforward, but those tiny screws are a bitch!

    This memory works fine in my 2010 17" MBP i7 unibody.
     
  21. RWil85 macrumors 6502

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    ordered the ram and a new hdd also..

    i'm wondering about the screws on the back of the back of the mbp unibody..do you need a special screwdriver to get them out? i remember reading something like a torx #6 or something like that? if so, where can i get one?
     
  22. sUGArDawg macrumors regular

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    I just used a very small Phillips head screwdriver I had around the house. I'm sure any hardware store would have it
     
  23. secretanchitman macrumors 6502

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    bought the 4GB sticks separately and they work just fine (my review should be on there as well) in my mbp.
     
  24. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    You just need a phillips for the bottom plate. To get the HDD out you need a Torx but not for the RAM.


    I just ordered the G. SKILL RAM from Newegg, hopefully I get it by Friday!
     

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