Will this memory work with my new MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sal Collaziano, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Sal Collaziano macrumors regular

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    Well, my 17" MacBook Pro lasted just about three years being used extensively the whole time. It replaced Windows and my Dell Dimension desktop computer. Now I'm having problems with freezing frequently enough to figure I should just get a new one and make this my backup computer.

    In any event, I'm going to buy a new 17" MacBook Pro and I'd like to know if the following link/memory would work as an upgrade:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820349034

    I'm intending on buying two to bring my notebook up to 8 gigabytes of ram. The one I intend to buy in a couple of hours is 4 gigs..

    Let me know what you think.. Or if you have a recommendation for something better, please let me know..

    Thank you!
     
  2. scrace89 macrumors member

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    So I'm assuming you're ordering 4gb of ram from apple? Which will come 2x2 not 4x1. You will need to buy 8gb of ram (4gbx2) if you want to upgrade from 4 to 8gbs. Search crucial on newegg it's ~$250 and works for MBP.
     
  3. Sal Collaziano thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    I found this yesterday and tried it, it works! It is a code to save another $20 which brings the price down to $160. I have no idea how long the code is good for though.

    Newegg has 8GB (2x4GB) G.SKILL 204-Pin SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory for $180 - $20 with code EMCYXYX42 = $160 with free shipping.
     
  5. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    yes it will work, as long as it is laptop ram with 1066 bus speed you will be fine
     

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