Best RAM upgrade for new i7 Macbook Pro ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by coreysandler, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. coreysandler macrumors newbie

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  3. JGuez macrumors member

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    Does upgrading the RAM on your own on the new MBP void your warranty?

    Not to hijack the thread.....
     
  4. gent11 macrumors newbie

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    it does NOT, no worries...
     
  5. coreysandler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is that RAM better than the Kingston? the $10 in price does not matter
     
  6. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    MacSales is a very reliable place to buy RAM from, since they test what they sell with Macs. MBPs can be somewhat unforgiving with 3rd party RAM, which is not something you want to second guess or go cheap with.
     
  7. coreysandler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, but I just have never heard of OWC before. Kingston on the other hand has been around for a long time and is known for their quality products (as well as that RAM specifically being for the MAC and it getting positive reviews)

    Still go for the OWC?
     
  8. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Yes. OWC is reliable. You can buy the exact same RAM for them that Apple uses. That's what I did for my 8 GB upgrade.
     
  9. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Take the advice mentioned in the above posts. OWC (macsales) has been around for a LONG time. They are typically very competitive with their prices. You can find it cheaper elsewhere, but their RAM ALWAYS works with the product it is designed to. I have used RAM from reliable vendors before, and it hasn't worked properly in my MacBook because once again, as mentioned above, the system can be pretty unforgiving... OWC really is the way to go. I've been using them for mac memory for years, since before iBooks had G4s in them.
     
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    OWC does a good job of standing by their memory. When i upgraded my MBP to 8GB I was getting errors on one of the DIMMS. I called there tech support, told them the error I was seeing and they overnighted me a new DIMM.
     

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