MacbookPro Ram

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JamesP., Jul 3, 2012.

  1. JamesP. macrumors regular

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    I have 15' unibody alte 2011 MBP.
    At the moment it has 4gb ram.


    I was on crucial site and see I can upgrade to

    16GB kit (8GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600.

    On crucial it costs 160dollars
    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=957BE069A5CA7304

    on amazon its 135

    and
    from ebay from HD-MEMORY who have over 15000 sales and good feedback, same memory is 81 dollars.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/16GB-DDR3-P...4483984?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item3a736ad390


    Im wondering is there any real difference in these rams? should i opt for ebay? is there any difference to crucials version of this ram and the ebays.

    Just want to know before i purchase anything.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I'd probably purchase it from Amazon. I'd be hesitant about eBay, just because if the RAM is faulty you might not have any way to get your money back. Even with name brand RAM there's sometimes faulty sticks.
     
  3. scotigno macrumors member

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  4. JamesP. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies!

    Also the link for newegg, seems good prices.

    Is there any difference between ram based on brand name?
    Is there any info that would make one better than the other and does it matter what volatge says under RAM info, 1.35 or 1.5?
     
  5. scotigno macrumors member

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    Pretty much all ram on the newegg link is the same. I would go with the g.skill or corsair as they are on sale with the promo code. Those are also very reputable brands. As for speed, all the ram on the newegg link have the same cas latency and frequency so they are all the same speed. 1.5v is the standard for the 2011 macbooks. 1.35v would also work too.
     
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