Need Help Upgrading

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by denizg6, May 31, 2011.

  1. denizg6 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    For college I am leaving my lovely desktop and decided to sell it and buy a macbook pro 15 inch

    Can you guys help me as it is my first mac ,

    First of all I am buying only buying it with 4 gb ram , but as soon as it comes can I install this one? http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-DDR3-Laptop-Memory-CMSO4GX3M1A1333C9/dp/B002YU83YO/ref=pd_cp_e_2


    My other question is , I am planning to buy it with the cheapest stock hard drive available and then replace it with an ssd

    Which SSD do you guys recommend? Is it easy to install?

    I wanted to pick this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148348

    I looked on apple's website it is only about 100 to upgrade to SSD is that more efficient for a nonbrand ssd?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    I suggest waiting a couple of weeks after you get it before you start replacing parts. Mast machines come in fine, however, stuff does happen.

    Also, save the original memory and disk in case the machine ever needs service, sometimes Apple wants the original parts.
     
  3. schizbomb macrumors 6502

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    When you buy your MBP it's going to come with 2x 2GB RAM modules, so placing one 4GB module will give you 6GB and an uneven balance. Personally I like to keep balance in my RAM modules for assurance and channeling sake.

    EDIT: Just realized there was a slider link to an 8GB kit of that Corsair memory. My bad. Yeah that 8GB kit will work.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231295

    This is the RAM I put in my 15 inch 2011 MBP and it runs beautifully, but you can use any 204-pin DD3 1333MHz RAM in your MBP. But again, I recommend a balanced setup, so looking for a 2 x 4GB kit.

    We run the C300 SSD (256GB) variant in about 50 2008 MacBooks here at work and they run flawlessly for us, except lately, we've been having a few die. I think 4 of the 52 ordered are now toast, granted only 2 of those were in an actual Mac, the other two were in enclosures and used as external drives.

    On the personal side of SSDs, I have been eye balling the Corsair Force Series 3 myself. I have read little on it's Mac compatibility, so that's why I am currently playing and wait and see game.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233181&Tpk=corsair force series
     
  4. denizg6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    great , thanks for the info never knew they did 2x2gb for ram...

    Anyway I will buy these as they do get great reviews the Gskill rams,

    However can I ask , are there any tips you can give me for installing these ram modules? Can I install them right when I receive my mbp? I can save money by just picking the apple stores 128 ssd , but how fast are they , who makes them anyone know?
     

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