New MBP 15" - 2 questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by udflyer, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. udflyer macrumors 6502

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    1. This thing is sweeeeeeeeeeet ! and fast!

    2. Bought from Apple Store , factory sealed and my battery cycle count was 2 already ? Is this normal ? Previous Macs I bought have always been zero. Anyone else run into this ?

    3. Going to buy 8 Gig of memory from Crucial, any issues there ?
    8GB Kit (4GBx2)
    DDR3 PC3-10600 • CL=9 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1333 • 1.5V • 512Meg x 64 • • Part #: CT1895141

    Thanks Everyone!

    Flyer.
     
  2. soco macrumors 68030

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    Definitely calibrate the battery first. Should always do this when you buy a new MBP.

    The memory thing is up to you, but my best friend has this RAM and it's perfectly fine. Never has any issues.

    Congrats on the purchase :)
     
  3. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    It's normal, calibrate the battery.

    Crucial make good RAM, but remember the newer model MBPs allow 1666MHz RAM (perhaps you might want that instead if you weren't aware)
     
  4. udflyer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks All.

    I still do not understand why the battery would have been thru 2 cycles ? Do they actually test these ?
     
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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, sometimes they do. It's nothing to worry about. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  7. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

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    Really?!?
     
  8. udflyer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks again everyone.

    Memory is on its way :)

    BTW - I am using Visual Studio 2010 (Winforms and ASP.NET in C#) in a VMWARE VM.

    Seems like VMWARE Fusion is the best for this.

    Anyone have results that show Parallels as better for dev on windows in VM ?
     
  9. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    From Apple support website:

    Applicable models
    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

    Memory specifications
    These MacBook Pro models have these memory specifications:

    Number of memory slots 2
    Base memory 4 GB
    Maximum memory 8 GB
    Memory card specifications - Double Data Rate Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (DDR3) format
    - 67.6mm x 30mm (1.18 inch)
    - 2 GB or 4 GB
    - 204-pin
    - PC3-10600 DDR3 1333 MHz type RAM
    Additional notes For best performance, fill both memory slots, installing an equal memory module in each slot.
     

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