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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 1quick1, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. 1quick1 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
  2. Alien987 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2010
  3. firegoldlynx macrumors newbie


    Mar 1, 2011
    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.
  4. phinsup macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2008
    Las vegas
    that's what I ordered for mine!

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


    Oct 20, 2008
    Not unknown, just not well-known. I wouldn't use their RAM personally. I'd stick to the bigger brands.
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
  7. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    Wait I'm confused. Is this 1066 memory or 1333 memory? It says both on the page.
  8. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    It is DDR3-1333/PC3-10666.

    Macbook Pros 2010s take DDR3-1066/PC3-8500 (but they would work fine with these).
  9. phinsup macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2008
    Las vegas
    Interesting since OWC and Crucial both recommend the 10,600
  10. mashsensor macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2011
    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

    Feb 27, 2011
    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
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011

    negatv1 macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2005
    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

    Jul 17, 2010
    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

    Feb 24, 2011
    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

    Oct 24, 2007
    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

    Sep 10, 2008
    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

    Apr 2, 2008
    I received these yesterday from Newegg and they work just fine. Great deal for sure!!!
  18. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    G.Skill is tried and true in PC Overclocking circles. Quite a reliable brand imo.
  19. magbarn macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    In for a set. Will try and see how it runs in my 2011 MBP 15.
  20. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    dammit i paid 86 i think for them just a few days ago:(
  21. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
  22. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    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

    Dec 31, 2010
    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.
  24. Jazwire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
    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

    Sep 10, 2008
    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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