Crucial 4GB DDR3 Kits for Alu. Macbook Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nyry30, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. nyry30 macrumors newbie

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    Hey All,

    I searched a whole bunch in these forums, and I couldn't quite find a specific post for my question, my question is, since the new aluminum macbooks are apparently picky with ram, is it necessary to get Crucial's "Mac Memory" or is it fine if i got their regularly memory. They cost the same on crucial's website however, I bought the Crucial non "Mac Memory" from newegg. I know memory is memory and should work fine, I'm just curious because of these horror stories I've read regarding upgrading the memory on the aluminum macbooks.

    I purchased the 4GB Kit from Newegg Crucial (CT2KIT25664BC1067)

    http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT2KIT25664BC1067

    While Crucial Apparently has this "Mac Memory" Kit

    CT898327

    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=2E9B2B4EA5CA7304


    thanks guys for any help on this.

    the macbook I purchased the memory for is the 2.4ghz Aluminum Macbook.
     
  2. piimaPAKK macrumors member

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    The specs and price is same so its most likely the same memory.
     
  3. Young Turk macrumors 6502

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    I also have the 2.4 Alu MacBook and purchased that memory part no. (I confirmed it with the emailed receipt) from Crucial and have not had any trouble whatsoever, and have been very pleased with the performance, price and ship time. Highly recommended.

    Best to you,

    YoungTurk
     
  4. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    I bought the "Mac Memory" and I'm in the process of exchanging it because of Kernel Panics even though I was fully updated. So I don't think it makes much of a difference.
     
  5. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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  6. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    I upgraded our new 2.4 Unibody MBP to 6GB Ram :eek:, a 2 GB CHIP and a 4GB Chip from OWC, didn't have a single problem with the whole package;)
     
  7. nyry30 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks so much for the replies guys! I just installed the ram, and so far so good. *Knock on wood*:)
     
  8. azdunerat macrumors regular

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    Sweet Jeezus newegg has the 4 gig set for 55.00 Great price, I might just have to upgrade this system
     
  9. 408cougar macrumors newbie

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    what brand? can you post a link?

    thanks
     
  10. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

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    Crucial 4GB confirmed by a reviewer to work with unibody MacBooks.
    Found here: Crucial 4GB (2x2GB)
     
  11. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

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    crucial is the brand.

    just search for ddr3 and crucial.

    I think you can get them for a bit cheaper if you go through macsales.com

    they are a specialty mac retailer. It isn't the "crucial" brand, but macsales are very reputable in terms of memory.

    Also, they allow you to trade in your old memory for a rebate. It may be very little, but who else will buy your memory since all the macs that use that memory already come with 2gb standard?
     
  12. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    On a related note, anyone who's scanning this thread feel like updating the MacRumors Guide to Buying RAM and/or the Understanding Intel Mac RAM guide? Neither seem to have been updated to account for the Alu MacBooks and MBPs.
     
  13. 408cougar macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the link, I'm ordering it right now :) good price
     
  14. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    $77 in Canada....*sigh*
     
  15. Colin20 macrumors regular

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    240 pin vs 204 pin?

    I've noticed the Canadian and US newegg sites have different types of ddr3 crucial ram. I'm looking for MBP ram.

    US 204
    CT2KIT25664BC1067

    Canada 240
    CT2KIT25664BA1067

    what is the difference?

    I haven't found a good Canadian site for Crucial RAM besides this one that is currently sold out:

    Greenet.ca
     
  16. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    240-pin DIMM is a desktop DDR3 stick. You want a 204-pin SO-DIMM, which is for laptops.
     
  17. Colin20 macrumors regular

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  18. nyry30 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    also just to followup, crucial finally sent me a clarification email about this, read below:

    "Thank you for contacting us. Base part CT2KIT25664BC1067 will work with the MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (13-inch DDR3) MB467LL/A. The external part number listed under the MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (13-inch DDR3) MB467LL/A is CT898327 which is the same as base part CT2KIT25664BC1067.

    If you have further questions, please contact our sales and support department. Try our online chat service at http://www.crucial.com/company/contacts.aspx. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Mountain Time). At Crucial, we are committed to providing high-quality products and reliable service and support."

    cheers:apple:
     
  19. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    Good to hear crucial's response.

    My crucial 4GB set from newegg that I ordered Friday is due to arrive today. Got it for $52.99 with free shipping.

    The only downside to ordering from newegg is that they will not accept a return of the memory for a refund, only for replacement with same item.

    I hope to install it tonight and will report back after complete.
     
  20. Jeremy08 macrumors regular

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    Just installed my crucial 4gb from newegg. 52.99, free shipping, no tax...SWEET DEAL. works wonderfully!:D
     

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