What would you buy: MacBook Pro - Ram (Early 2008) 4gb Modules

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fleshman03, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    This the classic, which is better scheme. I just want to be sure I'm looking at the right stuff before I plop in my CC #.

    I've got a few choices. Take a gander:

    Option 1 - Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)

    Option 2 - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)

    Option 3 - Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)

    Options 2 & 3 cost about the same. $36.49 and $36.99, respectively.

    Option 1 is $42.99. And is CL 4. Is that going to make a difference? Is there any other differences between the HyperX and the gSkill/Crucial?

    All these cards are 200-pin DDR2, PC2 5300. That's what my specific model (sig) MBP takes, right? I understand I can't use PC2 6400 even though my FSB is 800 Mhz.

    Am I going to notice speed boosts? As it is now, I usually don't swap out memory.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    i bought crucial 4GB ram (pc5300) and no problems what so ever.
     
  4. fleshman03 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is there a reason why low-CAS is hit or miss w/ Macs?

    I've read the reviews for the HyperX modules. There was a reply with my specific model. The person said it was A-ok.
     
  5. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I would just get the cheapest. Timing has little effect on a average user.
     

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