Which RAM should I buy for my 2010 13'' MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by M-B-P, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. M-B-P macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm juicing up my 2010 13'' MBP. I ordered the Crucial M4 SSD, and now i'm looking to upgrade the RAM from from 4GB to 8GB.

    I found the CORSAIR 8GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) on Newegg and I can buy it for $38 after main-in-rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...EMC-071312-Index-_-MacMemory-_-20233250-L027B

    1. Is that 8GB stick going to work with my MBP.

    2. Does CORSAIR make reliable RAM. Has anyone heard anything about this particular model?

    3. Is it better to use 1 stick with 8GB or 2 sticks with 4GB each?

    4. What other alternatives would you recommend.

    I've never brought RAM before so I don't really know what to look for. I'm looking for a good deal and preferably would like to spend no more than $40-45. That's why I was thinking about purchasing the 8GB stick from newegg. I've also found the following:

    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-CT2CP51264BC1067-204-PIN-PC3-8500-SODIMM/dp/B001MX5YWI

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1333mhz-PC3-10666-204-pin-CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9/dp/B002YUF8ZG

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231342

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220660

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Aarhus, Denmark
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    I'll answer your questions in order:

    1. I'm not sure. Your MacBook Pro supports 8 GB as a maximum. That could mean either a max of 4 GB per slot or a max of 8 GB total regardless of how many slots are used.

    2. Corsair is fine. There's not much difference from brand to brand.

    3. 2 modules with 4 GB is preferable, since you'll achieve higher bandwidth (theoretically double). I recommend getting 2x4 GB since that's guaranteed to work, whereas one 8 GB module might not.

    4. Any of the four links in the bottom of your post will work.
     

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