G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Laptop Memory Model

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  1. 1quick1 macrumors member

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    Not that it is worth much, but I wouldn't describe G.Skill as an unknown brand, I've been using their memory in pc's for years.
     
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    that's what I ordered for mine!

    Although I too wouldn't call them an unknown brand.
     
  5. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Not unknown, just not well-known. I wouldn't use their RAM personally. I'd stick to the bigger brands.
     
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    Wait I'm confused. Is this 1066 memory or 1333 memory? It says both on the page.
     
  8. vant macrumors 65816

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    It is DDR3-1333/PC3-10666.

    Macbook Pros 2010s take DDR3-1066/PC3-8500 (but they would work fine with these).
     
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    Interesting since OWC and Crucial both recommend the 10,600
     
  10. mashsensor macrumors member

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    I got 10666 ddr 3 ram for my new 2011, works seamlessly.

    G skill is a well kown brand for pc gamming ram, they sponsors many esport turnament like the GSL starcraft 2 korean turney.

    There was a study on gizmodo not long ago around Jan that showed these premium brand ram fail to out perform cheaper budget brands. This is a pretty good price, Id get them :)
     
  11. Cantisama macrumors member

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    10666 is the same as 10600, it's just a marketing ploy to make a product seem faster/better. 10600 is the standard naming convention for these ram modules. As long as the frequency (1333MHz) and timing (CL9) are the same you won't see a speed or compatibility difference between 10666 and 10600.

    G-skill is a well-known brand. They aren't the top name in laptop memory (that's probably Crucial), but this is a great deal and should work well in the new MBP. If I hadn't already ordered Crucial memory two days ago I would have jumped on this deal.
     
  12. negatv1, Mar 1, 2011
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    Good find, just ordered a set for my new machine.

    And to clarify, this is indeed DDR3-1333 (PC3-10666) which suitable for the 2011 Macbook Pro's.

    It gets confusing because it is labeled in two different manners, but here is the gist of it:

    Name: DDR3-1333 (PC3 10666) Data Rate:1333 Peak Transfer: 10600
    Name: DDR3-1066(PC3 8500) Data Rate:1066 Peak Transfer: 8533
     
  13. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    ok thanks for this. Helps me understand what I'm looking at now. I knew the new MBPs took the 1333 mhz speed but wasn't sure about the other numbers.
     
  14. ddoolin0 macrumors regular

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    I laughed at "unknown brand." Definitely one of the best in the business, for sure. I use G. Skill in all my computers. I love the quality and support.

    Anyway, AWESOME FIND, btw.
     
  15. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Nothing wrong with g.skill, they've been in business for what-20 to 30 years?, but their RMA procedure is convoluted with very little communication throughout.
     
  16. 1quick1 thread starter macrumors member

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    haha sorry I guess I should have said "unknown to me" but thanks for clarifying and even better filling me in and letting me they are a solid brand.

    I'm going to order them as well. I'm sure I won't notice much of a difference but at that price figure why not.
     
  17. stooley macrumors regular

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    I received these yesterday from Newegg and they work just fine. Great deal for sure!!!
     
  18. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    G.Skill is tried and true in PC Overclocking circles. Quite a reliable brand imo.
     
  19. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    In for a set. Will try and see how it runs in my 2011 MBP 15.
     
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    dammit i paid 86 i think for them just a few days ago:(
     
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    Good stuff, this was a slickdeal last week at $55 shipped, so $65 is definitely not bad either.

    ANd yeah G.skill is a great brand, gaming stuff!!
     
  23. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered this RAM for $55 last week in anticipation of my new MBP. Neither have arrived yet, so I can't vouch for the quality, but I know G.Skill is quite reputable. Considering there are worse brands out there selling this RAM for like $90, I'd take it and go. Don't wait, as Newegg's prices do fluctuate, and this is a very good deal, even if a little higher than last week.
     
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    Me too paid $83 on Friday, just got it today.

    Oh well, might buy another now that it's so cheap and take my IMac to 16 gb.
     
  25. 1quick1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just placed my order. $64.99 shipped. Great deal.

    Out of curiosity, will I even see a difference from 4 to 8? I don't even think I've maxed the 4gb's out yet.
     

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