Upgrading 2011 17" Macbook Pro to 8GB RAM

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  1. MrSoprano macrumors member

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    Neither. I got a CAS 7 rated RAM, the 2 you have selected are CAS 9...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...06178 600000401&IsNodeId=1&name=8GB (2 x 4GB)

    Oops forgot to mention I am running these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178335
     
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    Either would be fine. Personally I've always used Crucial in Macs.
     
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    Hmm, let me double check what I have...
     
  8. Locodice macrumors regular

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    RAM is RAM, but if it makes you feel any better I installed 8gb of Crucial RAM into my mbp 15inch 2011 yesterday. Works fine.
     
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    Both are good brands with excellent customer support. I'd go with the cheaper one.
     
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    yea...there isn't a cas 7 for DDR3 1333 out on the market that i know of either.. but if you just bought your ram you can exchange it quickly and get the 30% ram speed back.
     
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    I just bought the Crucial sticks you listed. However, I've been hearing about the really good deal on G-Skill. My instincts tell me to stick with Crucial, despite the cost, as it tends to work well without any compatibility issues. Hope that helps, but considering the date of your original post, I'm thinking you must have ordered these sticks by now.
     

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