Can I use this RAM in my MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by klex, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. klex macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    A little help please. I came across this while searching for RAM for my new MacBook Pro. I want 4GB but I don't want to pay more than $200 total if possible.

    Could someone tell me whether this

    http://shop4.outpost.com/product/5223667?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    or this

    http://shop3.outpost.com/product/5284707

    or this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227236

    would work with my mac. I noticed that the OCZ is a "PC5400" whatever that means, and Apple's own memory upgrade for this computer is a "PC5300"

    If neither works, can someone tell if and where I can find 4GB for under $200. I've read a previous post where someone linked a RAM search website for daily deals, but my search through the forum did not find it.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The second and third ones will work. The first one is a desktop memory stick. :confused:
     
  3. klex thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    So what is the difference between PC-5300 and PC-5400?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have no clue.
     
  5. klex thread starter macrumors regular

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    So how do you know that the RAM is compatible?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It runs at 667 MHz. I even checked the model numbers.
     
  7. klex thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great! Just didn't want to spend the money for nothing. Didn't mean to sound rude, but I realize when I read it, it may have sounded that way.

    Thanks
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I didn't think you were rude at all.
     
  9. TheRealness macrumors member

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    those prices are better than crucial and owc are you sure they are fine

    if so good find mate

    -cheers
     
  10. The General macrumors 601

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    I believe it's just a naming thing. I think it's technically DDR2-666.666(forever) so PC-5300 is DDR2-666, and PC-5400 is DDR2-667.
     
  11. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The nominal bandwidth of a 667 MHz module (5336) falls between 5300 and 5400 MB/sec, so most companies call it PC2-5300, and some clever marketing departments call it PC2-5400 because thats, like, better, you know.
     
  12. Toknee macrumors member

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    When I bought my SR MBP 2.4 I upgraded my memory to 4GB with these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208323

    They work with no problem, and the price is right.

    I used to be a big supporter of OCZ. I build a lot of PC systems for my customers, and use to use OCZ Memory for the higher spec builds. The recent batches I have received were duds, incompatible with ASUS motherboards, and got a lot of memory returns/exchanges because of the memory. OCZ has lifetime warranty, and they had no problem RMA the bad stuff, but it was almost a failure rate of 30%.
     

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