MBP 2012 memory upgrading - Corsair 1333 or GSkill 1600?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oldguru, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. oldguru macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2012
    Hi, I am not in States, so I does not have that many choices for 8G memory in MBP.
    To upgrade the MBP 2012 15 to 16G, I can get
    CORSAIR DDR3 1333 8G (CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9)
    G.SKILL DDR3 1600 8G(F3-1600C11S-8GSQ)
    Kingston DDR3 1600 8GB

    Which one should I pick ?

    BTW, how do you handle the existing 4G memory in MBP from manufacture?
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2011
    New York
    Follow this guide to install memory:

    Seeing that the 2012 MBP came with 1600MHz ram, i would make sure you either get the Gskill or Kingston which have 1600MHZ. Whichever one you choose doesnt matter, I personally would go with Kingston because I have no experience with Gskill
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    G.skill or Kingston. I've used both with no problems(although, not that specific RAM).

    Put it in an anti-static bag or case and keep it for future warranty issues. You're going to want to put the stock RAM back in if you ever have to have Apple do any troubleshooting.
  4. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    G.Skill or Kingston (or Crucial if you can source it.)

    Use 1600 only - that's what your machine is designed for and supplied with.

    Good luck!
  5. oldguru thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2012
  6. Lou Cipher macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2008
    Hi There,

    Did you get the G.Skill RAM...?

    This one: F3-1600C11S-8GSQ

    I went to the G.Skill website and they don't list this one to work with the Mac Mini...in fact I can't even find it on their site. They list FA-1600C11S-8GSQ...

    Just want to be sure as they are selling an 8GB SIMM for $50 at Canada Computers but want to be sure it will work.

    I've seen some people complain about G.Skill failing - I do not know anything about this company...
  7. kh3khalid macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2012
    Is using 1333MHz RAM even possible with 2012 MBP? Will it harm the computer?

    I have 8GB of 1333MHz already and it would be great if I could plug them in instead of the 4GB 1600MHz.

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