RAM Upgrade help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Njck, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Njck macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2012
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Crucial, GSkill, Kingston, Patriot, I've used all of those in my Macs with no problems. GSkill probably gets the nod for cost/reliability for me (and the ones I seem to buy the most). But really as long as they are properly spec'd and work in Macs you shouldn't have a problem (look at the reviews and see if anyone mentions it working and/or not working in their 2011 Macbook Pro's). I believe you are looking for 1333mhz 204pin sodimms with 9-9-9-24 or 1067mhz 204pin sodimms with 7-7-7-20 timings (although the 1333 would be the better choice). Others have gotten the 1600mhz and 1833mhz RAM to work in their Mac's but I think it becomes a bit of a crap shoot above 1333mhz.
  3. Njck thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2012
    Yeh I've read the reviews, just there's a lot of good, but then there are a few bad with issues like crashing which puts doubt in my mind :p
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    with any memory (or mass produced product for that matter) you're going to run into a bad stick occasionally. it happens.
    I've gotten one in the past, did a warranty replacement, and was fine from there on out.

    There are upgrade assistants that will help you pick memory, as long as the specs match your machine, you should be ok.
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009

    I just had to pull a 4GB stick out of my father-in-laws MBP because it went bad after 6 months. Worked fine until about a week or so ago. Fortunately, memory is easy to replace (and super cheap, even 16GB can be had for $100 now).

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