Help purchasing memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macDonalds, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. macDonalds macrumors 6502

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    Hey all, I just picked up the base Macbook Pro yesterday and it's fantastic! I'm looking to upgrade the 2gb ram to its "official" max of 4. I need all I can get as I will be running VMware a large portion of the time.

    If you could, please take a look at the following links and tell me which is better (and make sure they're right!). I'm open to other suggestions as well (make, capacity, etc)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146878

    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=05217C5FA5CA7304

    Thanks!
     
  2. Aniday macrumors regular

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  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Use Crucial. Too many threads on this already.
     
  4. xoggyux macrumors 6502

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    i personally like kingston, however is a bit more expensive, if $30 is not a big deal this is my recommendation:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134827

    otherwise go for crucial which is the cheapest I've seen, also I have not idea if the Mushin is good or not.

    BTW on my MBP (NOT UNIBODY, DDR2) I bought first 4GB crucial ram, and it did not feel any faster than 2GB ram, however I later bought another 4GB but kingston (5ms latency) and it felt faster (DDR3 latency is higher so dont even try to get 5ms) so i'd buy kingston...
     

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