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

    May 15, 2010

    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.


    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:





    What do you guys think?
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    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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