DDR3 1066 8GB RAM $27 Shipped @ Newegg

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kentochan, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007

  2. blkonblk17 macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2009
    Good find, I've never used or heard about this memory? Does anyone here have first hand experience with it??
  3. Kentochan thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2011
    Virginia, USA
    I myself bought the 1333MHz version for my 2011 MBP and have experienced an increase in speed without any problems. Only thing I didn't like was that it was $64 at the time, which is now $40 or so I believe.
  4. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    My 2010 mid year 2.4 GHz 13" MacBook Pro says I have 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 memory. So will this RAM work correctly with my MBP?
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    G Skill is a reputable brand if that's what you're concerned about.
  6. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2007
    Seconded. I use G-SKILL DDR3 in my desktops, and it works perfectly. I've actually had more issues with beg name brands than G-SKILL.

    $27 is a pretty good price, although it occasionally will dip lower. I'm going to pick some up just incase I buy a macbook that's been harvested for ram.
  7. Funkatronic macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2010
    Pune, India
    Yes, it will.
  8. rewired87 macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2009
    Just bought this. Couldn't pass up 8Gb for less than $30.
  9. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Thanks, I placed my order! Came to bit more than $27 with my State tax but still a good price. Now what am I supposed to do with my old RAM?
  10. blkonblk17 macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2009
    My 2011 MBP came with 1333Mhz memory so I guess this memory isn't compatible..
  11. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    I've bought 8GB (2x4GB) 1333MHz kit for my 2011 MBP four months ago for $65. Works like a charm.
  12. EmbraceTheOne macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2011
    I just ordered Corsair 8GB 1333mhz Today. 43$.



    Keep it, Or sell it on ebay. :)
  13. AMEXplat macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
  14. getheledout macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2011
  15. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I rarely ever order from Newegg, I prefer Amazon because I like the Prime 2 day delivery. So it's killing me to have to wait 7 days for my order from Newegg to arrive.
  16. MrSantos macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2011
    newbie needing help

    i just purchased my first macbook pro early 2011 model i5 version. I have 2 questions about ram. I have been looking around for an 8gig ram upgrade and when i search sites like bestbuy and frys the search options are "notebook" and "apple products" are the apple products the only ones i can use/buy? I've seen lots of different brands with the 1333 and 1066 speeds (i think its speed). Will these work for my macbook? Also, my dad has an iMac, I believe its a 2008 or so and he has been complaining about its slow speeds lately, when i looked it only has 1gig of ram! would i be able to give him my 4gigs once i upgrade or are they not the same size? Im sorry for the newb questions but im not very computer literate...thank you all so much this forum is AWESOME
  17. derickdub macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2011
    I bought this same RAM and ended up sending it back because it was causing kernel panics with my mid-2009 13" MBP. I just ordered the Corsair RAM just like it, which hasn't given me any problems. I paid $54 for each though, it's crazy how much the price in RAM will drop. G-Skill is a reputable brand though, and I am sure my experience with this RAM doesn't happen often.
  18. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    My RAM arrived from Newegg today and I installed it without any issues. Is working great, but can't say I notice any speed improvements. Probably will come in handy though when I start doing more video editing.
  19. B.LI macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2011
    I'm using the same memory RAM too, no problems at all!
  20. jdecraene85 macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2011
    Good choice.
    Note that you can also get the CMSA8GX3M2A1333C9 memory, the 'Mac-approved' version for maybe 3 dollars more.
    I think the non-Mac-approved version is perfectly compatible as well ;)
  21. fireman32 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
  22. jlc1978 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2009
    I'm using non-Apple spec'd Corsair ram in my MBP (1333 in a 2010 model) and it works just fine. 2011 MBP are spec'd for 1333. Unless the Apple spec'd RAM is as cheap or only a few bucks more I'd go with non-Apple certified RAM from a name brand vendor.

    Depending on the year the memory should work in an iMac. you can verify that on Apple's support pages.
  23. sidefx macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2010

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