MacBook Pro 8GB RAM Upgrade Suggestions...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by moka, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. moka macrumors 6502a

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    I have recently ordered my self a macbook pro 17" laptop, should be getting it by the end of this week, since Monday i have been searching diligently on the net and this form about RAM, i do plan on ordering some 2 x 4GB Ram sticks as soon as possible to install once my macbook gets here, problem is with all the reading i have done i was not able to come to a good conclusion on which ram i should go with, Corsair, OWC, newegg, G.Skill, etc. At the end they all were basically equal in reviews and praising.

    I have been able to narrow it down to a couple keeping in mind the price.

    OWC $475
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    Trans International$478 - i was able to get a reply from them regarding manufacture for the ram (The manufacturer is Hynix. There web site is www.Hynix.com.)
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    and last but not least

    Crucial
    $639.99 - which is last on my list seeing as how its a little more expensive.

    If there is a website that i missed and they are reasonably priced please feel free to lead me to them.

    i am not familiar with any of these manufacturers or company's selling these rams, first time Mac owner, but have used macs before a lot. Also any reason why most if not all the websites do not list the manufacturer of the ram sticks?

    any help would be appreciated, thanks...
     
  2. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Crucial is pretty popular around here, and I've always gotten my ram from them. So far it's been all positive, however that price is pretty steep compared to the others, I also read alot of forum members satisfied with OWC. I'm looking to get 8gb for my 15" 2.66 MBP as well but I'm waiting for prices to drop a bit.
     
  3. jamin100 macrumors 6502

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  5. jaredwaynef macrumors member

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    The nest value I've seen is also the G. Skill brand on Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231266
    They are listed at $210 each, so $420 for 2 sticks. It says they run at 1333 instead of 1066, so I'm not 100% if that means they are incompatible.
    Out of your list, I'd go with the OCW to be my preference.
     

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