RAM-upgrade (maybe HDD) for 2.0ghz MBP 2011.

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  1. kask1234 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys!


    Which of the following pair of ram should i buy for my 2011 MBP 2.0Ghz:

    Corsair 2 x 4 GB 1333 mhz CL9 - CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9 (115 USD):
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=702543

    Crucial 2 x 4 GB 1333 mhz CL9 - CT2KIT51264BC1339 (140 USD)
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=4940812

    Kingston HyperX PnP 1600 mhz CL9 (1333 mhz CL8) - KHX1600C9S3P1K2/8G (165 USD)
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=4974190


    And while you are here. What should i expect for everyday-use with 8 gigs of ram instead of 4? Today I find my computer running slow with the following applications running simultaneul: VM-ware (with win7@Bootcamp), Safari, Itunes, Aperture & pages.

    Will it be a good idea to buy 8 gigs of ram, or should i expect OSX Lion to be optimized for these Sandy Bridge - machines, and run flawless with 4 gigs.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Doesn't really matter. I'd get either the crucial or Corsair since they are cheaper. Lion will probably bring optimizations, but if your software eats memory (which yours does, specifically the VM and Aperture), you need more memory. There's nothing the OS can do about that.
     
  3. kask1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Reason for not taking the Corsair?

    So is there any reason for not taking the corsair?

    Just heard at couple of guys (maybe only 1 actually) complaining about these chips on a Macbook Pro 2011.

    But on the other hand corsair always has been a good brand concerning memory.

    Just want to make sure that everything works as supposed.

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    Could also get these fra Ebay - Germany (115 USD + shipping)
    http://cgi.ebay.de/2x-4GB-8GB-DDR3-...ple_Zubehör&hash=item53e661b98f#ht_3186wt_991

    Would these chips be bettter than the corsair?
     
  4. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    I have the Kingston HyperX and so far so good. I had initially purchased the Crucial ones, but exchanged them for the HyperX. The reviews for HypeX are good, if your willing to spend the extra cash.
     
  5. kask1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So the HyperX 1600mhz will run fine at 1333mhz? No problems?
     
  6. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    Yes, as long as you the 2011 MBP. The second generation of Sandy Bridge can handle that speed. Here Kingston's website that proves it.

    http://www.kingston.com/hyperx/pnp/default.asp
     
  7. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    It will run NATIVELY on your Mac. The i7 can handle 1600 Hz memory.
     
  8. ZombieZakk macrumors 6502

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    i went with the 8gb kit from OWC and it works great it helps some processes like minecraft, aperture, final cut,
     
  9. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    Also on the i5. But only on the 2011 models of the MBP.
     
  10. kask1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    There is a whole thread on it if you have doubts. You will see how many people have used the 1600mhz for months with no problems. The 1867mhz won't work properly in the 2011 MBP.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1133642
     
  12. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It's not a bad idea, it's just not necessary. There really won't be a noticeable difference in performance, which is why I suggest the cheaper stuff.
     
  13. kask1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seems like the guys there everybody has the 2.2 ghz, which officially supports 1600mhz.

    My 2.0ghz does not, so i think it's a gamble to buy some 1600mhz.


    Have anybody tried the corsair-sticks?
     

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