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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JustGetnStarted, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. JustGetnStarted macrumors newbie

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    My apologies, I’m about to ask a question that has been asked many, many times before. Whose memory did you use when you upgraded your 17” Macbook Pro? Do I have to worry about voiding the warranty if I don’t upgrade with Apple?

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  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    No, you won't void the warranty.

    OWC, Kingston, Crucial - take yer pick
     
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I have a 15" Macbook Pro and I used OWC (www.macsales.com). I'm 99.9% sure that adding 3rd-party RAM does NOT void the waranty.
     
  4. JustGetnStarted thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does all memory perform the same or is there benchmarking data on manufacturers of memory?
     
  5. djinn macrumors 68000

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    If you go to Newegg.com and do a search for notebook memory you will see some comments from users that use it for their macs.
     
  6. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Aside of the fact of 667mhz vs 800mhz, there are timing differences. But to you and me we wouldn't notice the difference.
     
  7. JustGetnStarted thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you kindly
     
  8. JustGetnStarted thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, I went to Macsales.com and I'm seeing a huge difference in price for a 4Gig upgrade kit - As low as $92 and as high as $179. Does it make a difference between these choices or am I safe going with the lowest cost kit?

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  9. djinn macrumors 68000

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    I would stick with the name brands like Crucial, Kingston, and a couple others. I wouldn't go for the cheapest because you might get what you pay for. And that would be a bad stick in a day, month, etc...

    I tend to lean toward Crucial cause of the lifetime warranty.
     
  10. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    OWC brand name ram is quality RAM. You really can't go wrong anyways because they offer a lifetime warranty. I have only heard good things about OWC branded RAM.
     
  11. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I am using OWC ram in my iMac, and Crucial in my Macbook. Both are performing wonderfully.
     
  12. JustGetnStarted thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To All - Thank you very much for answering my redundant questions.

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  14. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    I use Corsair in my MacBook, and PNY in my desktop, and before that, GeiL. No issues with any of them, and most every company offers a lifetime warranty.

    Also, check out Newegg for the DDR2-667 PC2-5300 SO-DIMMs that you need, little be cheaper prices for the exact same stuff.
     
  15. anotherarunan macrumors 6502

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    you wont void your warranty unless you damage it when trying to replace the RAM yourself.
     

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