MBP Memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by monkofbob, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. monkofbob macrumors newbie

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    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:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/KINGSTON-PC...41?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1326391411&sr=1-41

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/memory-upgrades-1333Mhz-Macbook-laptop/dp/B004TQH6U8/ref=pd_cp_computers_0

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-Sod...76?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1326391519&sr=1-76

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-SQ-...79?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1326391519&sr=1-79

    Thanks again,

    Monk
     
  2. appleraj, Jan 12, 2012
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  3. trankdart macrumors member

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    16gb

    Look at this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233217

    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

    --TD
     
  4. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    The crucial RAM is reasonably priced. Kingston is also a good brand.
     
  5. chrisvee macrumors regular

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  7. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    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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