MBP Early 2011 13" - RAM expansion question

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  1. hoja2hoja macrumors newbie

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  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    The Kingston is desktop RAM - will not work with MBP - its 240 PIN (i think) - Someone else please verify :) Because it says its compatible .

    Im a fan of Crucial - I have this for my early 2011 MBP - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DZJQQI/ref=oh_o04_s00_i00_details
     
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    I thought so - Newegg made me doubt when they said the 240 is compatible. Newegg is kind of confusing when dealing with Apple products.
     
  5. hoja2hoja thread starter macrumors newbie

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    16GB Question

    Thanks for the fast replies.
    Now I have to choose between the G.Skill and Crucial.

    Does 16GB really make a BIG difference compared to the 8GB. How big is the leap? (I'm trying to find scores for the two through geekbench)

    I don't run do serious games or any movie editing/Adobe stuff, but I do use Parallels for Windows 7.
     
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    Depends - If you not running intense programs 8GB is fine

    My work MBP uses the G Skill and my personal MBP uses Crucial - no problems with either one.
     
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    They both work; specs of the Kingston RAM is a typo. Nobody on NewEgg makes Mac specific desktop memory (since the only Mac desktop that uses desktop memory is the Mac Pro which uses ECC memory)
     

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