Will any DDR3 PC3-10600 1333mhz ram work in the MBP?

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  1. DaSal macrumors regular

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    So I'm looking to upgrade the ram in my 2011 MBP, however, stores that sell "Apple" ram tend to have noticeably higher prices than other memory. I was wondering: is there actually a difference? Do you *need* ram that's specifically altered to work with Macs in some way? Or will any memory that meets the specs work?

    Specifically, I was looking at this module, as it's very cheap in a local store:

    http://www.mushkin.com/Memory/Essentials/991647.aspx

    I looked at the MBP manual and it said the ram has to meet the following specs:

    Double Data Rate Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (DDR3) format
    30 mm (1.18 inches)
    204-pin
    2GB or 4GB
    PC3-10600S DDR3 1333 MHz Type RAM

    The Mushkin ram I found is:

    Type: DDR3 SODIMM (204-pin)
    Voltage: 1.5V
    Speed Spec: PC3-10666
    Frequency: 1333MHz

    So it should work, right?

    Another question: does anyone have any experience with Mushkin? Is it good ram? Would this ram slow down my system?

    Thanks in advance!:D
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It's probably fine, but you'd be better using memory that has been shown to be compatible (like Crucial). I'm not aware of what Mushkin's compatibility is at least from actual testing and use in a MBP.
     
  3. SyncFx macrumors member

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    I bought Muskin 8GB for my MBP, works wonders.
     
  4. Derango macrumors regular

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    PC3-10666 and PC3-10600 are the exact same thing. The real speed of the memory is 10666, but some manufacturers round it to 10600 or 10660. Or even 10700.

    It's all the same stuff.
     
  5. DaSal thread starter macrumors regular

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    I suppose you're right. I might not wanna be the one to take the chance on something that might not work. I'll look into spending a little more on some certified memory. :D
     
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    The Crucial website is one where you can get this kind of information. It's what I used for my MBP for memory I bought at MicroCenter.
     
  7. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    for cost vs quality crucial is the best option in the UK

    i've always used crucial and no probs to date -
     

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