what kind of RAM should I get?

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  1. tyler.frost92 macrumors member

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    I have a late 2011 13" Macbook Pro i5, I want to upgrade to 8gb of RAM. My only problem is what should I get?? Crucial, Kingston, Hyperx? 1.35v or 1.5v? I really don't know any advantages of any. If people could let me know some differences between the brands and types or have any recommendations it would be greatly appreciated. Also if you could help me out with links to specific products, so I don't order something that Isn't compatible, that would really help.

    In other words I am loving my first mac, I just purchased it about a week ago, and it is a much smoother and user friendly experience than any pc I have owned. I just want to juice it up a bit.

    Thanks for any help you can contribute.
     
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    Brand doesn't really matter. Go on newegg and read the customer reviews.
     
  3. ObuckiO macrumors regular

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    I think the Max on that MacBook is 16GB also.
    The number they went off of to I.D.= DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-10600)
    Late11 MacBook Pro i5
     
  4. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

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    Which RAM? Anything but Apple.

    Take yer pick and save a fortune. Nuff said.
     
  5. tyler.frost92 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've done that, and reviews seem to be good for most all of the brands, and they all seem to be around the same price point (~$45 - $50). I just wanted to know if there were any noticeable benefits from specific brands. Also I have never really ordered anything from newegg, do they have reasonably fast shipping? Some sites out there take 3 or 4 days just to ship your order out.
     
  6. Acejam2k macrumors regular

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    Crucial 1.35V. Go their site and input your system details. It will return a list of tested kits that work for your 13" MBP.

    Crucial might cost a bit more than cheapo "Komputerbay" Amazon junk RAM, but it's well worth the piece of mind.
     
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    so the 1600mhz hyperX I have in my MBP won't work because it uses 1333 right??
     
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    It's kind of like asking which HDMI cable manufacturer is the best; as long as it has good reviews and is in the right price range, it's six of one and half a dozen of the other.
     
  9. mpaquette macrumors regular

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    I've added Kingston memory to a Mac mini and never had any issues. Just recently 8GB of Samsung memory from OWC to my early 11 MBP and have had no issues. Just make sure whoever you purchase it from has a decent return policy in case you have issues.
     
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    If it's the correct RAM and it's JEDEC compliant, it should work.

    Just be sure it's 204-pin PC-10666 DDR3 1333MHz.
     
  11. tyler.frost92 thread starter macrumors member

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    What's OWC?
     
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    This.
     
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    I've also had good experiences with Crucial. I plan to buy Crucial RAM when I get my new MBP this spring after Ivy Bridge.
     
  15. Skyrim macrumors member

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    I have used Kingston memory for years in my both laptop and desktop. They work very well.
     
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    Awesome thanks a lot
     

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