Newegg / 8GB DDR3/10666 G-skill = $35

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gen, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. 2hvy4grvty macrumors 6502

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    I love how in the past 2 months, RAM prices have literally MORE THAN HALVED, showing no signs of stopping.

    I'm going to buy a couple sticks to prop up one of the legs on my table.
     
  2. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    Will this increase my 2011 13" MBP memory from 4 to 12GB?

    Not sure if there are 2 or 4 slots?

    Thx
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

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    Not compatible with my machine, but giving serious thought to ordering anyways because I plan to upgrade my computer within a few months at the latest. Tough call...

    jW
     
  4. ml.sail1 macrumors regular

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    there are only 2 slots in any model MacBook Pro to date. So you will only be able to upgrade to 8GB with these RAM sticks, to get 12 you will have to buy one 8GB stick and one 4GB stick which can be had for around $600 I believe, it is quite the price jump.
     
  5. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    Thanks!
     
  6. MaxBeagleton macrumors member

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    bad news

    On 9/9/2010, I bought two kits of this for my iMac. I had to return it because it wasn't working reliably. NewEgg charged me a restocking fee, and at $215/kit, that was a hefty fee!

    At the current price, it might be worth a gamble, but don't say I didn't warn you if it doesn't work for you. At least the restocking fee won't break the bank.
     
  7. Gen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently G-skill only recommends this 10666 for the 2011 machines -- especially the new MBP's with i7 quad's in them. That's really the only reason why I went with 10666 instead of the regular 10600.
     
  8. 2hvy4grvty macrumors 6502

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    ^ They're kind of the same thing... it's just different naming convention. It's also known as 10700 RAM.

    If they're telling you 10600 doesn't work and 10666 does, then they're merely covertly telling you to RMA the RAM and try again.
     
  9. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    GSkill has 2 different part numbers and some folks have had issues with the 10600 part. Both work fine in my Alienware system but there are plenty of newegg reviews from Mac users saying the 10600s have issues.

    Cheers,
     
  10. evitica macrumors member

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    Would this work on Early 2011 13'' i5 Macbook Pro? I hope so!
     
  11. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    I hope these work in my MBP mid 2010. The last RAM special that Amazon had was for the 1333MHz; too fast for my machine. At $34.99, you can't go wrong.:D
     
  12. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    How can anyone recommend one over the other when 10600 and 10666 are the exact same thing. I have tested both on 2011 i5 MBP and 2011 2.0 i7 MBP and they work fine.
     
  13. rainking macrumors regular

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    I purchased 8GB ram couple days ago for $28 shipped after $10 MIR. I started a thread with the link.
     
  14. RayK macrumors 6502

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    I've had luck with this type of ram in Mbps. Should work great. Especially is virtualizing!
     

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