late 2011 ram upgrade mbp 15in

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  1. MikeyMacs macrumors newbie

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    my mbp comes with the 4gb of ram I'm looking to upgrade to 8gb but i was wondering which brand would be the best, or if anyone could supply a link to a good choice, 1333 ddr3. thanks
     
  2. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    I used Corsair in my early 2011 and it works just fine. Crucial is also good, and there's several others. As for where to buy, I didn't look up any specific links for you, but you can usually find good deals on Amazon or Newegg. Earlier this year there were a lot of places that had $10 rebates, but I'm not sure if that's still the case. I purchased mine from Amazon for around $30 after rebate.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    A forum search would've brought you thousands upon thousands of threads asking the very same thing.

    Any RAM with the correct specs from a reputable company will work perfectly fine, RAM is RAM.
     
  4. gadgetmonster macrumors regular

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    effect on warranty?

    I have a 3yr applecare extended warranty on my mac, does upgrading the memory from 4 to 8 affect the warranty?
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    No. If it did, the instructions on how to do it wouldn't be readily available in your user manual. The RAM and hard drive are both deemed user replaceable.
     
  6. ObuckiO macrumors regular

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    I just got my Late08' upgraded to 8GB today for, $45 (Crucial*), name brand. And it went great with everything.:apple:
     
  7. gadgetmonster macrumors regular

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    i bought the crucial 8gb upgrade with mine so i'll have to find a how to link and update it tonight.
     
  8. ObuckiO macrumors regular

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    I watched a Youtube vid. and done it. It would've been another $30 to have MicroCenter install it. They did tell me to run a memory test on it afterwards from Apple Service Diagnosis or Memtest86+ to make sure RAM is good.
     
  9. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    Crucial. I used it in my early 2008 MBP (667Mhz 2x2GB) and I use it now in my late-2011 MBP (1333Mhz 2x4GB).

    I had Corsair 8GB first, but one of the modules was apparently faulty that's why I returned it and bought Crucial instead.
     

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