MBP Memory

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

  1. monkofbob macrumors newbie

    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,

  2. appleraj, Jan 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012

    appleraj macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2011
  3. trankdart 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

  4. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    The crucial RAM is reasonably priced. Kingston is also a good brand.
  5. chrisvee macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2010
    Winnipeg, Canada
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
  7. squeakr 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.
  8. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008

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