Looking for the best Ram

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Skonix, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Skonix macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I plan on upgrading the memory in my Macbook Pro from 2gigs to 4gigs. I purchased this MBP in August of this year, so its not the brand new model. The specs are as follows:

    2.4GHz Duo core
    2 Gigs Ram
    200 GB 5400rpm HD
    Nvidia Geforce 8600GT 256mb

    My biggest questions are:

    1. Can this mac model run DDR3 memory?

    2. Which memory manufacturers are best for the MBP?

    3. What is my best bet for $100 or less?
     
  2. six.four macrumors 6502

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    1. No

    2. Any brand name with lifetime warranty. Laptop memory is not like desktop memory where you can tweak latencies and change the clock.

    3. If you're paying over $100 for a 4gb DDR2 kit, you are getting ripped off.

    You're normally probably going to look at between $30-60 without rebate. Keep your eye on the fry's deals with rebates though - I've picked up four 4gb kits, between $15-$25 (their price tends to fluctuate) after rebate - with free shipping.
     
  3. Skonix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you


    Thank you very much for your input six.four! You've saved me a LOT of headache over this ram issue, I was really hoping it would run DDR3 though, haha. Either way thanks again!
     
  4. six.four macrumors 6502

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    No problem - but why would you want it to run DDR3? It's a ton more expensive and the performance gain is negligible. By itself, DDR3 is just overpriced memory.

    ... I sometimes wish my unibody still ran DDR2 as I'm not fond on paying >$100 for 4gb when I can pay $15 for nearly the same performance.... but I'll take the 1066mhz FSB.
     

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