What 8GB Ram can I use?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Michael1974, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Michael1974 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2012
    Dear all, I have a 13-inch, Mid 2010 Macbook Pro with the following Specs:

    Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB

    Could I install any of the following without upgrading any other parts? If so which of these brands would you recommend I purchase?

    8GB 2X 4GB PC3-8500 1067MHz DDR3 APPLE RAM MEMORY SODIMM 204pin
    Crucial CT2CP51264BC1067 8GB 204-PIN PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3 (4GBx2)
    8GB 2X 4GB APPLE MacBook Pro Memory PC3-8500 1066MHz 1067MHz DDR3 SODIMM 204pin RAM (PARTS-QUICK) by parts-quick

    Or could any of you recommend an alternative, I am leaning towards the crucial but want to ensure that I can just exchange out my old memory for this.

    Many thanks

  2. csjo00 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2010
    All three of them look good to use. I'd stay away from anything deemed as "Apple RAM" or "Mac RAM" just because you'll pay extra for it.

    Any 1066Mhz laptop RAM should and will work. I personally went with G-Skill.
  3. vmachiel macrumors 68000

    Feb 15, 2011
    Yes indeed, any PC3-8500 1067 MHz will be fine. I bought the crucial, and its great
  4. Michael1974 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2012

    Thanks, for the information, much appreciated.
  5. Major.Robto macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2012
    crucial sucks to be honest. I had ram go bad with them. Happend on four orders

    My last ram purchace was from macsales.com (aka owc) and it was 2 dollers more then crucial on newegg.ca (With shipping)

    I went Macsales and I am very happy, they even tossed in the tools to open my macbook to install the ram for an extra 5 bucks.

    I would go with them instead. plus, they are much better on returens.ect and you will have less headakes because its for mac.

    crucial is just a pain.but $2 cheaper.

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