macbook pro were to buy memory....

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  1. last2findout macrumors member

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    i have a macbook pro mid 2009,2.26ghz with only 2gb i wanted to put in 4gb/8gb best price and were to buy reliable?
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    newegg.com

    Check your owner's manual for the correct specs.
     
  3. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Welcome to MR.

    There is a "Search" feature that will provide you with innumerable recent threads that discuss and answer your question.

    To sum them up, newegg and amazon are good sources of inexpensive and good RAM.
     
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    should cost aout 50 to 60... i got the crosair one from newegg
     
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  8. last2findout thread starter macrumors member

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    is it easy to do do i need to do anything with my mac before hand?, ive install video cards on a pc ect but never unscrewed a Mac
     
  9. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Just a #0 Phillips screwdriver . . . there are instructions in the "Everything Mac" booklet that came with your MBP.

    Just make sure it's shut down and disconnected from the power cable.
     
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    Possibly. I read some reports of people buying the 1333mhz RAM saying that it didn't even fit in their older MacBook Pro. There's a chance that they didn't know what they were talking about tho, or had a way older model.

    Tuck

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    I just did some looking around and apparently 1333mhz RAM WILL work, but as you said, it will be down clocked to 1066. Good call getting the 1333mhz! You'll be able to move it to your next MacBook Pro eventually!

    #futureproof

    Tuck
     
  13. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    Phew! :D
     
  14. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    No.

    1333 MHz RAM will work just fine in a MBP that takes DDR3 RAM.
     
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    I just found an old MacRumors thread where someone asked if 1333mhz RAM would work in a 2010 MacBook Pro. The answer seems to be yes, but 1) It will down clock the RAM and 2) There could be stability issues.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1044724

    Hope this helps!
    Tuck
     
  17. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    I bought this as well (with a $10 rebate)...took 5 minutes to install...flawless! :D
     
  18. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    Even though I chose 2-business day shipping option, my RAM that I ordered from Amazon yesterday is getting delivered today. I will let you guys know how it goes. These are 1333Mhz modules.
     

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