please recommend me a brand for 8GB ram and the website to purchase it

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  1. 10-Dee-Q macrumors 6502

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    hi, i own a 15" MBP late '09 model
    the specs is :
    2.66 Ghz Core2Duo, 4GB RAM DDR3 1066Mhz,

    i can't seem to find local shop that sells the RAM as i live in small town
    can you guys recommend me any website that ship internationally ?
    and with the link to the product ?
    waht brand is good ?
    im looking to upgrade mine to 8GB (2x4GB)
    please recommend me a good one as i stay overseas and i don't have the privvillages to return the product if its doesnt work in my machine.
    so i need to be sure of what i buy.

    please help.
    thank you
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    It won't matter where you buy, you better have a way to return it because there is no way to know it won't arrive defective
     
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    crucial.com
    macsales.com

    Both will help you find the right memory and I believe both ship internationally.
     
  4. devito19 macrumors newbie

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    urang bandung ya a? bukan kota kecil itu mah haha :D
    beli di crucial.com aja, dikasih tau barang2 yg bisa masuk di laptop kita :cool:
    harganya juga gak terlalu mahal kok, masih bisa dibilang terjangkau ;)

    *apologies for the foreign language used*
     
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  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    good suggestion if the OP didnt say a place that shipped internationally
     
  7. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Amazon? They have Corsair RAM there for... about 50 bucks. Don't know if you can get it shipped int. though, you'd have to check on that.
     
  8. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hi, finally i bought Corsair

    CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7

    2x4GB

    i already installed it myself

    but i have a question, how to check wheter the RAM is working properly or not.
    can anyone give me any idea ?
     
  9. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    Just go to About this Mac and if it says there is 8GB of RAM it should be working. Or you can go to system information in utilities and go to memory and see. But if you're computer is running fine the RAM is working.
     
  10. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so that's it ?
    if after i installed the RAM then my mac boot normally that's mean its ok ?
    there's no software or anything to test the speed or etc ?
     
  11. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You can test RAM, but if you experience no system instability or don't have any problems booting, your RAM is fine.

    RAM either works or it doesn't. RAM speed is set by the logicboard so you don't need to test it, it'll run whatever speed it is clocked to, in your case 1066mhz.
     
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  14. Tydog07 macrumors 6502

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    +1 its what everyone buys.
     
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  16. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    can someone who has done this on a 2011 MBP say what size phillips screwdriver they used i see many different reports but on the apple site and manual they dont specify a size
     
  17. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Hop onto ifixit.com, all screwdriver sizes are included in their instructions. Alternatively, your user manual has such instructions as well.
     

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