MBP Memory


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 12, 2012
Edinburgh, UK
Hi Everyone,

I have had my 2011 MBP for six or so months, and have decided that the time has come to upgrade my memory.

While I am capable of choosing a laptop, my knowledge of memory is, sadly, lacking. I have found four on amazon.co.uk (where I live) that fit the PC3-10600, DDR, 204 Pin requirements, but beyond that can't tell why one is more expensive than another, or which one come closest to best.

I do a great deal of reading, writing, and research on my computer, ie I have Adobe, work, excel, several dozen web pages open at the same time; and when bootcamping I do play some games.

I know that an increase from four to eight gigabytes will not make everything much faster, but I am hoping for it to be slightly smoother.

If people could help with some knowledge here are the four I am considering, if it is okay I will simply put in the links to amazon:





Thanks again,



macrumors member
Jul 28, 2010
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Look at this:


Most Sandy Bridge MBP owners can't afford NOT to put this upgrade in for the lordly sum of US$169. I don't know (haven't researched) any UK-specific sources but you get the idea. As to the respected OWC 16GB set, which started out at US$1600.00 in the first half of 2011, it's down to $280.00 and still seems to be dropping a few bucks every week.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/1333DDR3S16P/

(This works great, I've got it in my own 17" MBP. I won't say how much I paid for it, but it's embarrassingly more than US$280. Couldn't wait. Had to have it. Premature eRAMulation. A "happy ending" that got less happy as the weeks went by and the price kept dropping.)

If you really do frequently find yourself with dozens of web pages plus a few substantial apps open at the same time, don't waste your money on an 8GB upgrade when you can get 16GB for a few bucks more. In a short time you'll notice the improvement in the performance of your MBP far more than you'll notice the money. :D



macrumors 68000
Apr 22, 2010
All of mine are running Patriot (and they claim to be tested with Apple as well). I have no problems in my mini and 2 MBPs.
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