G.SKILL RAM upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rockinrocker, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #2
    I have seen a lot MR member buying that RAM and in fact, I have been recommending that RAM since the 2011 MBPs came out. It's a great deal.
     
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

    Dwalls90

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
  4. Christendom macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    #4
    Same.
     
  5. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    #5
    Cool.

    Yeah, saw those quotes. But I'm always leery of unsolicited advice. :p
     
  6. Mumford macrumors regular

    Mumford

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Location:
    Altadena, CA
    #6
    I installed these about a month ago into my MBP & started having problems with apps crashing. Burned a MemTest86+ CD & ran it. Turns out one of the sticks was bad (many errors starting halfway through each test pass).

    Did an RMA with Newegg & had some new memory in less than a week. It passed 5 passes of MemTest86+ running overnight. I'm pretty happy with it.
     
  7. Krafty macrumors 601

    Krafty

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Location:
    La La Land
  8. DePaulBlueDemon macrumors regular

    DePaulBlueDemon

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    #8
    Installed this in November (Mid 2011 MBP 13") works great, no issues.
     
  9. kdoug macrumors 6502a

    kdoug

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Location:
    Iowa City, IA USA
    #9
  10. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Location:
    SLC
    #10
    I bought this RAM when it was $63 w/free shipping a month ago or so. Works perfectly!
     
  11. prelude9569 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    #11
    just installed 2x2gb a few hours ago and its working great!
     
  12. evaporateddwarf macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    #12
  13. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    #13
  14. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    #14
    Yeah, this is why a always run MemTest right away when getting any new sticks.

    Single user mode, right?
     
  15. s.hasan546 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    NY
    #15
    if you got these on the shell shocker for $55 or $62 than its a good deal. Right now their priced at $83... for that price id just go buy the crucial ram for $90 also from new egg.
     
  16. negatv1 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Location:
    MI
    #16
    Have used this memory in my 2011 mbp for nearly two months now with no problems to report.
     
  17. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    #17
    Dang, dunno how I missed that one.

    I went ahead and ordered any way. The way I figure it, as long as it passes some rigorous initial testing then ram is ram is ram.
     
  18. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

    aznguyen316

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    #18
    Just installed my 8GB g.skill ram an hour ago. First had one loose and on startup it beeped. Made sure both were seated properly and everythings good. Ran a memory test via techtool pro 5, just for a minute and it looks good. Will do an extensive test later on.
     
  19. 1quick1 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
  20. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    #20
    The only reason I can't rock with G.SKILL Is because of the name, G.SKILL. Look at it. What does it stand for? In my mind, Gangster Skill. That's why I haven't bought it. I know it makes no sense but everytime I imagine a bunch of gangsters in some ghetto trap house but instead of cooking bad things they are cooking RAM. Then selling it on the streets for cheap. I know it sounds illogical but that's the reason I spend a few bucks more and go with Crucial.

    ...because look at the name! It's so much more immediate, professional, and... Necessary.
     
  21. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    #21
    Indeed. One might even say.... crucial.

    (buh-doom-chah)
     
  22. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    #22
    I have to agree with this, but I never thought about urban gangsters in bandanas. :p

    Is RAM really just RAM? Kind of like an HDMI cable, where if it works, it works? Or are there varying degrees of quality?
     
  23. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

    aznguyen316

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    #23
    There are some varying degrees of quality in brand name. Also there are varying speeds and timings. For RAM I do tend to go with a brand I know rather than some random ebay chinese company.
     
  24. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Location:
    SLC
    #24
    I am at a lack of words.
     
  25. squeakr macrumors 68000

    squeakr

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    #25
    There are varying degrees just as their are varying degrees of HDMI (they can be seen on a good scope, but will we really realize the difference, depends on usage).
     

Share This Page