Is this the same RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by puma1552, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    I want to upgrade my 15" i7 Mid-2010 MBP's RAM to 8 GB.

    Crucial says this is the one to go with:

    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=5A1D576DA5CA7304

    I would like to go buy in-store today rather than ordering and waiting, so I found this at a local retailer:

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/...ptop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Apple_Memory_Modules)

    This looks to be the same stuff, but I am trying to confirm with a part number/SKU/UPC, but I can't do so since Crucial's internal part number formatting seems to be different than what they give to their retailers, but I'm pretty sure this is the same RAM.

    Can anyone confirm if the stuff in the Microcenter link is what I need?
     
  2. iphonehype macrumors 6502

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    The part number may be different, it may be a different revision. The RAM advertised on Micro Centre will work fine wit your MacBook Pro. Enjoy the upgrade :apple:
     
  3. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Awesome, if I go SSD as well, can I use a 6.0 Gbps SSD even though my mid-2010 2.66 i7 is either 1.5 or 3 Gbps?

    Crucial says that one of their 6.0 Gbps SSDs is the recommended upgrade for mine, but I wasn't sure.
     
  4. Jaben3421 macrumors regular

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    Yes, all SATA III (6 Gb/s) hard drives/SSDs are backwards compatible with SATA II (3 Gb/s) & SATA I (1.5 Gb/s)
     
  5. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 601

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    :)
     

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