Upgrading RAM questions about latency ....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacMike81, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. MacMike81 macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2011
    I've been shopping around for a 8GB kit. I've found some Kingston on amazon but it doesn't specify latency but it does specifically say for MBP so I assume its at least CL9 or higher.

    I've also looked on a local computer shops site (Micro Center) and they have Corsair for roughly the same price, but its CL7....

    When searching their site for RAM the have two sections, RAM and Apple RAM. The only brand in the Apple category is Centon. I've never heard of them so I am a bit apprehensive ...

    Maybe someone can give me some help?

  2. Ves macrumors member


    Jul 22, 2009
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Can you give us a bit more information. Which MBP do you have?
  3. MacMike81 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2011
    Sorry, I have a mid 2010.

    I bought some crucial last night but now it seems to be doing strange things; programs crashing. I downloaded and ran Rember and it fails but I was running it in multi mode.

    I am trying to figure out Apples hardware diagnostic feature now...

    Maybe its just a fluke ... I would think ram either works or it doesn't. It boots up fine ...
  4. drambuie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    I got the Kingston KTA-MB1066K2/8G for my mid 2010 15" i7 MBP about a year ago. It has been rock solid. It took a bit of detective work, but the latency is 7-7-7-20, which is standard for 1066MHz DDR3. The 1333MHz DDR3 RAM is usually Cl 9. The 2x4GB Kingston RAM I installed is actually hynix. The original Apple RAM was also hynix.

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