What ram 13" mbp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chrislaw, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. chrislaw macrumors 6502a

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    I'm converting from the umb 2.0 and i know that it was a bit finicky with ram selection (some said it preferred Crucial) I was wondering what everyone was using? Have you encountered any problems?

    I was leaning towards the 2x2 Kingston from Newegg.
     
  2. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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  3. Matt Phoenix macrumors regular

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    How difficult is it to install RAM on the new MBP? I was able to do it with no trouble on the 14" iBook. Does anyone know how it compares to that?
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Many are having success with Crucial so I'd say go with that if you're planning on upgrading. As for installation, on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the hardest, it would be a 2. It's time consuming because of the screws and removal of the bottom plate.
     
  5. chrislaw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've been debating about just getting the ram put in while ordering. After taxes and shipping i would probably spend over $70 for 4 gb of crucial. I can get 4 gb form Apple that is covered under Applecare for $90 that i won't have to install. But I'm getting a 500gb HDD so I'm going to have it cracked open anyway...

    decisions decisions.
     
  6. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

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    Which ram is Apple actually putting inside? I mean, does anybody knows if it is the same/slower/faster than Crucial, for instance?
    I have Crucial in my imac, it idd work flawlessly since day one. I think I paid, back in...september 2008, something like 100 USD for 4 Gb.
     
  7. chrislaw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i don't know. I assume its the same kind as the 2gb that came shipped in my umb 2.0 and it works great.
     
  8. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    yah the right tool makes all the difference. i can get all 10 screws out in a few minutes.
     
  9. klamathvx macrumors newbie

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    I've actually found that the relatively cheap ($5-6) precision screwdriver sets they sell at Lowe's and Home Depot under their Kobalt and Husky house brands work very well on these machines. I know they may not be the highest quality tools, but they have yet to fail in opening any Mac I've come across.
     

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