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Standard User xela
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-Jul-12 14:13:33
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Memory upgrade for 2011 i5 MacBook Pro


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Crucial tells me that this is what I need: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?mfr=A...

I currently have 4GB memory and things are crawling occasionally so I figure a memory upgrade is probably the way to go.

Are crucial the best people to buy from?

Is it a straightforward upgrade? Will I need any strange screw drivers or other tools?
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 04-Jul-12 14:17:59
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Bought from them a couple of weeks ago with zero issues - they were slightly cheaper than Kingston.

Very handy and cheap upgrade, but I was going from 2gb to 4gb on a 2007 machine (so that I could install Lion and move properly from MobileMe to cloud). Definitely more snappeh.

Standard User defcom
(experienced) Wed 04-Jul-12 14:37:51
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http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing-MacBook-Pro-1...

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 04-Jul-12 15:18:44
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Re: Memory upgrade for 2011 i5 MacBook Pro


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Useful little app here to find the correct (Crucial) memory for a Mac.

Upgrading mine would be a hell of a lot cheaper than I expected...

Bill
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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 04-Jul-12 15:29:57
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Are you going for the 16GB upgrade? I'd go for 8 at just over £30.

Crucial memory is as good as any (and about one-eighth the price that Apple charge!).
Standard User Basenji
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-Jul-12 16:30:22
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In reply to a post by xela:
Crucial tells me that this is what I need: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?mfr=A...

I currently have 4GB memory and things are crawling occasionally so I figure a memory upgrade is probably the way to go.

Are crucial the best people to buy from?

Is it a straightforward upgrade? Will I need any strange screw drivers or other tools?
Hi there,

When I upgraded the RAM in my 21.5" i5 iMac a couple of months ago, I shopped around for best pricing and try as hard as I did, I couldn't beat Jigsaw for pricing - IIRC it was £30 Ex. VAT for 8Gb 1333MHZ DDR3 . smile

I hope this info helps. laugh

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Wed 04-Jul-12 18:56:36
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Re: Memory upgrade for 2011 i5 MacBook Pro


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Is it a straightforward upgrade? Will I need any strange screw drivers or other tools?


Very easy - I upgraded my 2011 15" i7 three weeks ago from 4GB to 8GB.

OWC in the USA have videos on how to take the back panel off your MacBook and fit memory:
http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/

Choose the right Mac and click the link for Memory, Hard Disk or whatever you're upgrading.

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Standard User xela
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-Jul-12 19:09:52
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I've gone for 8GB from Amazon.

Crucial's website wasn't playing ball with Safari so I gave up.
Moderator billford
(moderator) Thu 12-Jul-12 12:21:07
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Crucial's website wasn't playing ball with Safari so I gave up.
Odd, it worked fine for me crazy

I'm impressed with Crucial... I ordered a 2GB to 4GB upgrade for the MacBook late on Tuesday evening, by noon today it was installed and running smile

Now considering whether to upgrade the iMac from 4GB to 16GB... not sure if I really need it, but the price is reasonable and you can never have too much RAM tongue

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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Thu 12-Jul-12 12:29:03
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Crucial has always worked well with Safari for me smile

When I upgraded my memory I looked at the price for 4GB and 8GB and decided just to max it out

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