New MBP and Ram

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  1. LazerFace, Jun 6, 2012
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    LazerFace macrumors newbie

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    Hello! As almost everyone in this forum I will be eagerly awaiting the release of the new MacBook Pro. It is also common knowledge that Apple RAM upgrade are grossly overpriced; however I do intend to max out the RAM on my machine relatively soon after my purchase. I haven't bought a MacBook since the G4 Titanium, so my question for all you pros is: How long after a release can one expect to hear about compatible 3rd party RAM options? As I understand it, different types of RAM (types/brands) range in performance. Is this true, or is RAM pretty much a commodity these day? Obviously there are certain specifications that need to be met; ie. number of pins, frequency, etc. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. r3dm4lcz macrumors member

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    It's just a commodity. I'd be extremely surprised if websites like Crucial didn't have compatible RAM sticks on the day of release. To make it easy for non-techs, Crucial usually have a page dedicated to each MacBook variant and match the RAM identically. When you consider processing power and the amount of RAM these days, I wouldn't worry too much about the intrinsics of memory.
     
  3. LazerFace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok great! So barring Apple doing anything crazy with the RAM in the new machines, the sticks that are currently on the market today should work.
     
  4. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    No, apple orders it Ram from manufacturers so compatible units will be out there
     
  5. mfuchs88 macrumors 6502

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    I would see it was very very very very unlikely that they would use any type of proprietary memory. That would just cost them a ton of money before they even made any of it back. So yes, the memory on the market today will still work.
     
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    It'll be off the shelf DDR3, same as the current generation. No problems with availability.
     
  7. Blu-Ray macrumors regular

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    As long as it isn't soldered on, there will be compatible memory. :eek:
     
  8. J.L.Photography macrumors 6502

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    Is it me (sry... Random...) is OWC ram pricier than other brands like ram sold from newegg like corsair and Kingston...?

    Reason for that?
     

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