Ram

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jondob, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. jondob macrumors member

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    I have a 2011 13 mbp.

    4gb ram it came with.. I would like to purchase more ram because im a spec freak. Should I go with 4 more gig or 8?

    If I get the 8 can I keep the 4 thats in the machine now would there even be room? Thanks...
     
  2. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    There's 2 slots. Each has 2GB. You'd have to get 2 4GB sticks. Sell the ones you have.

    Does anyone know if they have to be paired??

    If not, get 1 4GB stick to replace 1 2GB stick.
     
  3. euphoria47 macrumors member

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    Well I don't think they HAVE to be paired, but yes, 2x4gb is enough for most people
     
  4. jondob thread starter macrumors member

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    So if they do not have to be paired, then I can just buy a 1 4gb stick and it still be fine?
     
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  6. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I believe 8GB is the max you can have in that MBP. So you would need two 4GB chips.
     
  7. jondob thread starter macrumors member

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    Thought they were good for 16gb?
     
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  9. jondob thread starter macrumors member

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    well decided to just order the two 4gb sticks from owc for 114.

    Now they offer a ram rebate if I send in my ram that came with my mac.. So it looks to be 26$ rebate for my 4gb 1333mhz ram... Im in Canada, do you think I could sell it locally for more? If so how much can I sell my 4gb for?

    thanks guys!
     
  10. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    Just something to consider, though it probably won't be an issue: if the RAM you get is bad, it'd be best for you to have the originals. Also for the sake of warranty, etc., though Apple approves user RAM changes. Another thing, the RAM doesn't have to be matched, though if they are, you have dual-channel which speeds up your RAM.
     
  11. kimovski macrumors regular

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    Will "Kingston KVR1333D3S9/4G" works on MBP 2011 15" 2.0?
    cheers
     
  12. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    It is compatible, however, I don't see many reviews for it on Amazon. This is cheaper and has great reviews. It's also the same RAM I have in my own MBP.
     
  13. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Sorry, I was thinking about the 2010 13" MBP, which is limited to 8GB of ram.
     

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