Help choosing the right RAM

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  1. IzzMcloving macrumors newbie

    IzzMcloving

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    HI everyone
    I have a macbook pro MD101e/a
    Mid 2012
    I want to upgrade it to 16 gb but I don't know if the corsair vengeance ddr3l 1600mhz
    Will work ?
    Anyone have used it ?
    Or another recomendation?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'd check the reviews on amazon. If I recall correctly, they're pretty favorable.
     
  3. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    Just make sure it's compatible with your MBP. I will say that I had 32 GB (4 x 8GB) of Vengeance RAM in my desktop PC, but I had a stick die on me about 3 months after I purchased it so I'm down to 16 GB (problems with using 3 sticks and performance).

    I'd suggest look at Kingston, they have always been good to me. Never had a problem with GSkill either but friends of mine at the computer store said they've seen problems with it.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Just it the model number into the crucial a website, I've had lots of luck with crucial ram.
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Yes, that RAM is fine.

    Since you asked, I use Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz in my 2011. No complaints.
     
  6. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    You could even use much faster RAM like the Kingston HyperX Impact with 2133 MHz. It's working fine in my Late 2011 MBP since about 10 months now.

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  7. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Yeah, but it isn't actually utilising it at 2133 MHz.

    Cool Startup Disk name, though.
     
  8. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    I was wondering the same. But I noticed a speed increase compared to the 16 GB 1333 MHz before and ran Geekbench with both back then. The memory speed was much faster. I found the screenshots in an old thread.

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    :D
     
  9. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Yes. If I remember rightly, you and I and a few others had a thread about it a while ago.
    Your increase is compared to 1333 MHz, though, which is below the 1600 MHz capability of the machine, so an increase is to be expected.
     

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