Which 4GB Stick?

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  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    What's the best 1x 4GB stick for the early 2008 macbook pro (not the new ones)?

    Any recommendations which brand? Store? Link?
     
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  3. Jurwin macrumors regular

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    He's probably going for a 6 gig setup. 4 gig stick + 2 gig stick.
    As others said, crucial. I have 2 x 2 gig sticks in my mbp from crucial. Works like a charm.
     
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  5. deorg macrumors 6502

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    I usualy go in ebay and buy them cheap, Ive used it with 3 mcprs and no problem, I think their chinese
     
  6. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Exactly.

    But where from do you get them?

    I looked at newegg.com under apple laptops: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...2013340551 1327924738&name=For Apple Notebook

    There are no 1x 4GB sticks whatsoever. Only in the pc laptop section but i'm sure those don't work with apple mbp's. (?)

    Any suggestions?
     
  7. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Just go to newegg.com and read some reviews and get the cheapest with decent rating.

    Some good brands are...
    Patriot, GSkill, Crucial, Kingston, Hynix, OCZ, PNY,...
     
  10. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Yes. I'm using it right now.

    Only GSkill is the cheapest on newegg currently.
     
  11. Jurwin macrumors regular

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    Right here man http://crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (15.4-inch)

    I assumed you have a 2.5 ghz early 2008 model. It doesn't really matter anyways because all early 2008 mbp use the same ram.
     
  12. Jurwin macrumors regular

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    This is what you're looking for. http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT51264AC667
    # Module Size: 4GB
    # Package: 200-pin SODIMM
    # Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
    # Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 • CL=5 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-667 • 1.8V • 512Meg x 64 •

    Should work with your mac. But for 400 bucks ouch, see if you can find cheaper ones @ newegg otherwise 4 gigs in a mbp is just fine, the difference between 4 gig and 6 gig is miniscule.
     
  13. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Anybody know what the difference is between the GSkill and Crucial? It's a $200 price difference so i'm curious.
     
  14. ayeying macrumors 601

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    One's a better brand then the other. Thats all I know (I'm too lazy to read specs :rolleyes:). I find GSkill products not too bad. I'm using their SSD also in my MacBook Pro.
     
  15. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    crucial 4GB sticks are hideously expensive:

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT51264AC667

    gSkill 4GB sticks are are a third the price!

    £298.44 vs £99.64 !!

    I could get 3X GSkills (12GB of RAM) for just one poultry 4GB from crucial

    somethings amiss. either crucial is 100% the dogs bollocks, or Gskill RAM is crap

    or.. crucial is ripping people off, and Gskill is a bargain

    I went with GSkill. Anyone having problems with their GSkill RAM? or better yet, has anyone done performance tests between the two sticks and seen a difference? :confused:
     

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