looking to buy cheapest 8 Gb ram for 15" MBP mid 2010

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  1. ansabakhan, Jan 18, 2011
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    ansabakhan macrumors 65816

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    i just bought a used MBP 2010 15 inch which came with 4GB ram, can some one recommend a 8 Gb ram at a good price ? thanks
     
  2. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Wait, you have 8GB but you want to replace it with 8GB? I'm guessing you mean 4GB to 8GB.

    Price wise, it's all pretty cheap. You can get Crucial and OWC 8GB upgrades for $100 or a little less. Crucial is really popular here...I got it myself :)
     
  3. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes thats what i mean i have 4 gb and need 8 GB

    which ram do i need? it is 240 pin 1333 MHz ? is there a link to that ram.. i don't know the specification if some one can help
     
  4. deeddawg, Jan 18, 2011
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    I put this in my mid2010 MBP13 a few weeks ago and it's been great: http://www.jr.com/crucial/pe/CRT_8G51264BCK

    Edited to add: BTW, when I ordered mine a few weeks back, JR was backordered. I submitted the order anyway, and it was filled in less than a week. At $90 for an 8GB upgrade, don't let it being backordered throw you unless you absolutely cannot wait a few days.
     
  5. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    its 2 x 4GB RAM Chips / 1066MHz / 204-pin / SODIMM / Unbuffered / CL = 7 / 1.5V

    is that what i need or is it 1333 MHz?
     
  6. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Crucial's website lets you select your computer and tells you what you need. I would trust them over anything else as far as fitment info. IIRC it is DDR3 8500 @ 1066MHz. Also, IIRC, Apple's website shows it as well.

    Using 1333MHz is not necessary and there is some debate on how using 'faster' RAM affects the system.
     
  7. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Go with Crucial ram from Newegg.com. You want 1066 ram for the 2010 MBP.
     
  8. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

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    i just installed my crucial 8gb (2x4gb) ram. installation was a breeze. i purchased mine off crucial website. at the time, newegg was sold out. it was only like a buck something more than newegg.
     
  9. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Haha, I have 16 Gb RAM in my MBP, sukkazzz!!!
     
  10. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    really? i thought 8 GB was the limit???
     
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    +1. Would like to know
     
  12. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    8 GB is indeed the limit for the new ones. But that doesn't stop me from having 16 Gb fully functioning in my old MBP.

    Confused? I have two words for you, and everyone else here: "Capitalisation Matters".

    Sorry, couldn't help it. :D

    Similarly, even the very first RAM chips had orders of magnitude more RAM than a mb.
     
  13. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ????
     
  14. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    I got 2x4GB 1066 crucial off new egg for only $101.

    It was $15 cheaper to buy two separate 4GB modules than to buy the kit that contained 8GB.
     
  15. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    See? Capitalisation matters.

    millibit (mb) < millibyte (mB) << megabit (Mb) < megabyte (MB)

    also Gb < GB.
    gb and gB don't exist.
     
  16. Stev0lution macrumors member

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    You can get 8gb 1066 or 1333 Super Talent ram for ~70 shipped. They come with micron chips. I ordered the 1066 ram and it works fine on my 2010 13" MBP.
     
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    Gaaaaahhhh!!!
     
  18. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    16Gb RAM == 2GB RAM

    1 GigaByte (GB) is 8 Gigabits (Gb)

    So I guess I got 64Gb of RAM in my MBP :D
     
  19. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Yay! Finally someone who gets it!!!
    Faith in fellow humans restored.
     
  20. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    where did u get it for $70 shipped?
     
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  24. blueprint1983, Jan 19, 2011
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    My last crucial purchase

    Qty: 1 CT1226781
    Part Number: CT2KIT51264BC1067
    Price: $93.09
    Description: 8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM Upgrade for a Apple MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 (17-inch DDR3) MC024LL/A System
    Line total: $93.09

    fyi, i just googled crucial coupon code, clicked on their link to activate and saved like $11-12.
     

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