Looking to Purchase Ram Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by technogeek1995, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. technogeek1995 macrumors newbie

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    I have an Early 2011 Macbook Pro with Core i7 2.3 GHz processor w/ 8gb factory installed. I'm looking at upgrading the RAM to 16gb. I've read through the MacRumors guide, but I'm still not fully sure what will work with my mac. I've already checked to make sure my Mac supports 1600 MHz and up to 32 GB of RAM.

    So far, I think Corsair's memory will work the best. In the 8gb category, it got the best and cheapest rating, while Kingston didn't - on the MacRumor's guide.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233299
     
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    As long as the specs are right there are several brands that are reputable. Corsair is good. I just bought Crucial for my 2009 MBP. Kensington is ok, I think.
     
  3. waboosh macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same computer except with 2.7 GHz and had no issues what so ever with my upgrade. I got mine from crucial and have had no issues
     
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  5. technogeek1995 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any place cheaper than Newegg or OWC for RAM? I like OWC because I get a rebate, but the only RAM they have in an 8 gb module is their own branding…which I'm not sure if its reliable.
     
  6. waboosh macrumors newbie

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    not sure on prices of those, im one, and this is probably wrong because they're all the same, but go with brands i know and trust. So if you doubt any brands, the prices will be much different, so just go with what you feel comfortable with.
     
  7. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    If you have a Micro Center store in your area go there. They also have a website. I bought 8 gb Crucial for my 2009 MBP for around $60.
     
  8. scbond macrumors 6502

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    Crucial is excellent and usually at a good price. Don't just buy the cheapest you can get...you get what you pay for after all!
     

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