Best RAM to upgrade my Mac

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  1. Premium1 macrumors 6502a

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    So I am looking to buy this macbook( don't need all the retina and that) http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD101LL/A? and was thinking about upgrading the ram and was wondering what is the best/cheapest ram to use or that you recommend? I do not want to pay the apple prices to upgrade it when I can do it on my own( another reason I am choosing this MBP)
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Any RAM from a reputable RAM company (crucial, kingston, mushkin, patriot...) will perform just like RAM should.

    Buy whichever one is cheapest/on sale from one of those companies, and you'll be golden.
     
  3. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    newegg, amazon or even right from crucial are all good options.

    The number 1 brands are crucial, gskill, corsair, among others

    How much are you looking to get? 8GB?
     
  4. Premium1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I figured might as well just max it out. Probably will never need it but good to have just in case.
     
  5. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Well the max is 16GB, so 8GB is not maxing it out, just fyi
     
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    It says 8gb on the apple site( or that is the highest it will go) you sure 16gb is the max for that model?
     
  7. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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  9. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Well I checked and the model number in your link to the Apple website was MD101LL/A and that is indeed the 2012.
     
  10. Premium1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thank you.
     
  11. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    I've been running 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz in my mid-2012 15" MBP for nearly a year and it's been rock solid.
     
  12. gngan macrumors 68000

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    The best RAM is the one that works and is cheap. Get good review brands and look for lowest price in your city/country.
     
  13. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Crucial 2x 8GB on sale now, Newegg Canada $86.99

    I am not sure where you are located, but I will 'assume' perhaps USA.. and if so, in Canada, Newegg has a lot of 'DDR3 1600' options, including a Crucial 2x 8GB Kit at a crazy-low price of $86.99 right now, I would suppose might be similar there..

    I have put that in a MBP for a friend of mine, and it works flawlessly, as does the 16GB of Mushkin that I have in my 2011 MBP.. it was a LOT more $$ then as well, although seems all RAM is way up in price lately, which makes the Crucial Kit stand out a lot!!
     
  14. Doward macrumors 6502a

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    Even the 2011 models will run 16GB.

    Installation, the best ram you can get, and benchmarks to back that up:

     

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