Need Help in Choosing Memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by borcanm, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. borcanm macrumors regular

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    Hi there I am planning on upgrading my memory on my MacBook Pro and need advice on the memory.

    My current config is:

    2.16Ghz Intel Core Duo
    1G DDR2 PC5300 667mhz
    ATI 1600X
    100g HDD

    This was purchased in September 2006, and I am planning on buying a 1G memory stick.

    I want to know if there is any difference in performance between DDR2 PC 5300 667mhz memory sticks made by different companies, because i have seen a stick for 31$ and one for 79$ the same type of memory, both work for mac, different companies and i don't understand what the difference could be.

    Here are links to memory sticks I am considering to buy, but i don't understand what difference can be between them other than the manufacturer. Thank you for your help guys.

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0926INGFS10075304&logon=&langid=EN

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10097809&catid=20361

    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...ab=&PCName=&nAllReviews=true&logon=&langid=EN

    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10086622&catid=

    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...S10087541&catid=10487&atab=3&logon=&langid=EN
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Different brands is all. Some brands have a reputation for being more reliable than others. I like to stick to Crucial, Corsair, and OCZ.

    More importantly though, are you sure you have a single 1GB DIMM in there and not a pair of 512MB DIMMs? Open up System Profiler and look before you order.
     
  3. borcanm thread starter macrumors regular

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