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[Amazon.com] Amazon.com - Extra memory Mac - Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, - $38.68 US

Amazon.com - $38.68 US

Link: Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 Memory Module (CT2CP51264BC1339)


Ships to Canada without issues.
AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping (averages 8-16 days)
Shipping & Handling: $8.29 (to my address at least)
Import Fees Deposit $5.18

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I used this to update my Mac Mini mid-2011 i5 from 2GB DDR3 RAM memory (stock base model) to 8GB memory.

Mac Mini got a lot smoother / more responsive when using many software at the same time.

Hesitated between 8GB and 16GB, but since I don't do video/picture editing, decided to be reasonable with 8GB

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Could work with the following Macs:
- Mac Mini 2011
- 2011 MacBook Pro 13'' or 15";
- 201 27" iMac with a 3.2Ghz i3 dual core processor

Make your research with your specific model before you buy. DDR3 PC3-10600 is the key for many 2011 Mac models.
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Apr 14, 2007
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Any DDR3 memory works on Mac computers. It's just "tested" on. No point buying from the US when you can get any DDR3 from a Canadian retailer.
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gnuman wrote: Any DDR3 memory works on Mac computers. It's just "tested" on. No point buying from the US when you can get any DDR3 from a Canadian retailer.
That is not true. It's irrelevant if it was tested for Mac or not, but you need to make sure it is the correct speed (ie 1066 vs 1033) for your model, as macs won't down clock the RAM.
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msb45 wrote: That is not true. It's irrelevant if it was tested for Mac or not, but you need to make sure it is the correct speed (ie 1066 vs 1033) for your model, as macs won't down clock the RAM.
This is the first I've heard of this. Is this specifically for DDR3? I've been using faster RAM than specced for my mac for years now, with no problems?
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I picked these up from NCIX in Coquitlam BC for about the same price last week for my early 2011 Macbook Pro 13". Also upgraded my 320GB drive to 750. I do agree with the OP about the improvement in response. Going from 4GB to 8GB has made an incredible difference, especially as I use my macbook in clamshell mode with kids logging on to their accounts and leaving all kinds of applications open.
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these can go as low as $30 for 2x4gb cant they? been waiting for somewhere around that price point
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Thanks for this info.

I use a 1067 MHz DDR 3 for my 2009 MacBook Pro so will this memory work?
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dalemsta wrote: Thanks for this info.

I use a 1067 MHz DDR 3 for my 2009 MacBook Pro so will this memory work?
I have the same mbp and I've read about issues with the 1333 sticks. I'm thinking of playing it safe and sticking with the 1067...the deal above a couple of posts seems pretty good
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Ommack wrote: I have the same mbp and I've read about issues with the 1333 sticks. I'm thinking of playing it safe and sticking with the 1067...the deal above a couple of posts seems pretty good
Then maybe I better pass.
Thanks
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Dec 18, 2006
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dalemsta wrote: Thanks for this info.

I use a 1067 MHz DDR 3 for my 2009 MacBook Pro so will this memory work?
1333MHZ worked in one of my 09 MBP's but not in another identical machine. Sure thing is to stick with 1067.
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Oct 22, 2012
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cashinstinct wrote:
Ships to Canada without issues.
AmazonGlobal Standard Shipping (averages 8-16 days)
Shipping & Handling: $8.29 (to my address at least)
Import Fees Deposit $5.18
Did u pay extra duty / brokerage fees when it arrived at your door?
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Wheres the cheapest place to get DDR2 laptop ram? i need some for my older imac
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Great upgrade for you fashionable people with new macbook pros....... oh wait...
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What about best place and price to get 667 MHz ddr2 sdram?
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Crucial has a free app to determine what kind of RAM you can install on your Mac. I'd check it out before looking for prices. Apple's support document states that the maximum RAM for my early 2011 MacBook Pro is 8GB (2x4GB 1333MHz), but Crucial says I can use 16GB (2x8GB 1333MHz), which is supported by other posts around the Internet.
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Best to get a new computer... those things are old and cost you a fortune.

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