Third Party 8GB Memory upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bossboss, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Bossboss macrumors member

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    Just purchased a 2011 15" MBP with the standard 4GB memory. Looking to order 2x4GB DDR3 1333 memory chips online for about $83 (much better deal than the $200 upgrade Apple quotes us at).

    My questions:

    Does this new model support PC3 10600 or PC3 10666? Not sure which to get... Are there particular brands/models notorious for not working in MBPs?

    Any help appreciated! Thanks!
    -Boss
     
  2. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    I think either will work.

    I'm partial to G.Skill, use them in all of my macs:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007609%20600000401%20600000438&IsNodeId=1&name=DDR3%201333%20%28PC3%2010666%29
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007609%20600000401%20600000414&IsNodeId=1&name=DDR3%201333%20%28PC3%2010600%29

    congrats on the new MBP
    JohnG
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    PC3-10600 and PC3-10666 are the same thing. Both are 1333MHz DDR3.
     
  4. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Crucial and I never have problems with them. Stay away from companies like G.Skill
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Why? G.Skill offers great quality for affordable price. NewEgg reviews show that the RAM is just fine.
     
  6. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Agreed, if you see a product with many good reviews than I wouldn't hesitate to put it in your computer.

    In years back I would have agree to stick to the name brands but at this point in time it really doesn't matter. Just check the reviews carefully and enjoy. If you have problems send it back. Newegg has terrific customer service and they will help you sort it out.
     
  7. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    Well I usually order from Crucial but the one time I decided to save a bit of money and go w/ G.Skill, it was defective. I know I could of just had bad luck, but I ended up just going with Crucial again and didn't have any problems.
     

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