New MBP and Ram

LazerFace

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Jun 6, 2012
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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!
 
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r3dm4lcz

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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!
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.
 
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LazerFace

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Jun 6, 2012
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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.
 
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mfuchs88

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Nov 26, 2011
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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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