MBP 2011 RAM - Newegg kits?

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  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Anyone got any 8GB kits from Newegg yet for the new 2011 MBP?

    Crucial.com has 4GB modules for $48.99 a piece.

    OWC has an 8GB kit for $112.99.

    Newegg usually beats them both, but I'm not sure what's likely to play nice with the Mac unless there are lots of reviews where people specifically mention it works with the 2011 MBP. Being the 2011 is so new there aren't any.
     
  2. jdwagner888 macrumors regular

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    i just put the newegg 1333 8gig set in my 2011 mbp yesterday. everything works fine :)
     
  3. zer0sum macrumors member

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    OWC also rebates you for your old memory :)
    http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/support/rebates/memory.cfm

    Rebate for memory from MacBook Pro - 1333MHz systems
    Apple Original 2GB DDR3 module - $13.00
    Apple Original 4GB DDR3 Pair (2GB x 2) - $26.00

    Or you could just sell it on ebay etc.
     
  4. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks! Could you post the link for the product you bought on the newegg.com site?
     
  5. mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

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    The memory in the MacBook Pro is 204-pin DDR3 PC3-10600, 9-9-9-24 timings at 1.5V. The memory that shipped in my MacBook Pro was identical to the Crucial memory I ordered. Any of these will work: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...06157 600000401&IsNodeId=1&name=8GB (2 x 4GB)

    This is what I popped in. The memory in my MBP15 had the same exact "Hynix" label on one side, except the memory that the Mac shipped with didn't have the Crucial label: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148345
     
  6. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the links guys. That helps a lot. It's good to hear that Crucial kit is fine. As well as the G.Skill kit. I used to use G.Skill pretty much exclusively when I built Windows PCs. Never had a problem with it.

    Might go with the Crucial.
     
  7. slumpey326 macrumors 6502

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    Is there a certain screwdriver we need to buy in order to open up the macbook pro. Where can I get it online, newegg?
     
  8. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    I agree, G Skil is also excellent RAM. Both companies have great customer service too.
     
  9. macbook-dan, Mar 3, 2011
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    macbook-dan macrumors newbie

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    I really like my new 15" 2.3ghz.

    The area above the function keys did get pretty damn hot tonight after a 30 minute skype video call - but the system maintained just fine.

    This is weird, I swear I was posting in a different thread, oh well - I'll contribute to this one as well. I just ordered the 8GB GSkill kit (it came with a free 2GB USB key, cheap throw-in, but hey I was getting the GSkill anyway)
     
  10. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    Apple regards hard drives and memory as user replaceable so no special screwdriver need. Just a small Phillips and you're set.
     
  11. twkidM3 macrumors newbie

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    i was stupid to buy a PC3-8500 DDR3 2x4gb upgrade...
    going to return that one and order Corsair 2x4gb PC3-10600 DDR3...
     
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  13. MUTTSx3 macrumors newbie

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    Newbie here....looks simple to do but Ive never cracked open a computer.

    Seems like its the way to go as I'll save $100 bucks which I can put towards the larger screen (17inch).

    Shoot me for the dumb question....so I pull out the 4mb (read how to do it at ifixit)....then I put in the new 2x4....do they go on top of each other? cant tell from ifixit...

    Thanks in advance...

    Tony
     
  14. Freedom4HD macrumors newbie

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    in my experience...

    I have a 15" 2.66 i7 MBP. It came with 4Gb RAM and once I installed parallels and ran Photoshop on WinXP, I was blown away by how sluggish it was. I found a great deal on a 8Gb module kit (2x4Gb) at www.memoryupgrade.pro/macbook-pro-memory.html ...The website offers easy-to-follow upgrade videos, straight-forward links to look up your specific model, and their memory is the same brand that Apple installs. I was able to place a (fair) bid in order to lower their list price, in turn making them the least expensive around. The memory arrived at my door well-packaged and super fast! And even better, I was amazed at how easy it was to install! And I'm pretty sure they will take ur old RAM as a trade-in.

    Best thing about it being Apple branded, its covered under ur orig warranty & AppleCare (if u have it). If something messes up with ur start up (like mine did recently) ur not required to replace ur old RAM before diagnostics. 3rd party hardware can easily b blamed for anything that goes wrong with ur puter.

    !!!!! If u go with 3rd party RAM, I would highly recommend keeping ur old module in case u have any problems later on.
     
  15. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Another n00b question here: Any difference between the G.skill 10600 and the 10666 rams? Will the MBP support both?
     
  16. tom29786 macrumors member

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    Yesterday I installed 8 Gb of Skill DDR3 PC 3 10666 in a new 13 inch Mac Book Pro. It comes with DDR 3 PC 3 10600, there was an article on Tom's Hardware that said it would work, I got a Shell Shocker deal on Newegg for 65.00. You need an extremely small Plillips head, and a very small thorx I believe is the name.
     
  17. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    cool. thanks. this is what i went with. i used crucial in my last macbook pro, it did right be me, so i'll stick with it. thanks for sharing your info.
     
  18. T34418leONE macrumors member

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    I'm just going to comment on tools needed, should be some good QUALITY branded #00 Phillips and a T-6 TORX.

    Don't just use a "very small" Phillips guys, don't give yourselves more headaches having to replace expensive small screws.
     
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  20. MastaK macrumors member

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    I just opened my MBP 15" for the heck of it the other day and removed RAM (Hynix branded) as well. No need for T-6 TORX, just #00 Phillips.
     
  21. macbook-dan macrumors newbie

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    G.SKILL - 8GB Kit w/ 15" MBP 2.3

    Update: I just got the in the mail today and installed it. Typing this now with my 8GB RAM upgrade, seems to be running very nice. So far so good. I didn't get the $65 deal as I acted a bit late, but for a great deal still at $82.99

    G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBSQ

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231342

    Oh, I should mention that I have the 15" MBP 2.3Ghz i7, HiRes AntiGlare

    -Dan
     
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  23. desantii macrumors 6502

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    I ma using this same one on a 13" MBP and it works great

     

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