Best Low Latency 1333 8GB RAM Kit?

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  1. YoYoMa macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have any recommendations for the best performing and quality 8GB RAM for the new 2011 MBP's?
     
  2. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Assuming it uses the same RAM as the previous model, crucial.com has an 8GB kit for just under $100. That's what I'm planning to get.
     
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    It does not use the same RAM.

    You need 1333MHz RAM -- prior MBPs used 1066MHz. Both are 204-pin though.
     
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    Can someone help please. Im ready to order it but im just not sure about all the "CL9, non ECC, unbuffered, PC-10600" stuff. It is 1333MHz, 204 pin SO-DIMM so Im pretty sure its right but I just want to make sure.
     
  7. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How is the crucial's latency compared to any other options? Is there a faster option out there? If not, I'll pick em up.
     
  8. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    First: don't buy that.

    Ok -- so that is the correct RAM for these machines, but it's a 2GB stick, which is what they come with. That's not an upgrade, just a replacement, so I'm guessing you don't want that.

    You should look for 4GB sticks, for a total of 8GB -- that's your upgrade. They should run about $40-45 each.

    Something like this:
    Newegg
     
  9. jeron macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for clearing that up mate. I was under the impression that I had another two extra slots for ram lol. I ended up ordering the 8gb kit from OWC :). Should get here when my new Macbook arrives.
     
  10. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    Glad to help -- OWC is an equally sound choice.

    I think the list of Mac users who would shed tears of joy were Apple to give us four RAM slots is quite long!
     
  11. benpatient macrumors 68000

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    They don't even need to give us 4 slots...just stop filling them all up.

    that's a tactic you see from the likes of dell and hp to punish you for not buying THEIR ram upgrades.

    It costs Apple a couple of pennies to put 1 4GB DIMM in there instead of 2 2GB ones.

    I would give them 10 bucks on that pennies investment if they would just stop this practice.
     
  12. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    Whats the preferred RAM make on this forum. Performance for DDR3 RAM will be the same i'm talking about reliability, warranty, customer service.

    Im in the UK as well -anyone had to RMA RAM to anyone?
     
  13. Nein01 macrumors 6502

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    Good point. I never really thought of that before; it's quite mean.
     
  14. lorax3 macrumors regular

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    Wow, just realized that. The 2011 13"MBP have TWO 2GB sticks, and two slots.


    Really! Ugh..
     

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