1. EauRouge's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Id like to upgrade my RAM from 4GB to 8GB. Its a late 2011 model.

    I'd like to know which brand of RAM should I get? Also, would anybody recommend getting it from ebay or should I go to a local store like Tiger Direct?

    Thanks!
    08-13-2013 09:30 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Id like to upgrade my RAM from 4GB to 8GB. Its a late 2011 model.

    I'd like to know which brand of RAM should I get? Also, would anybody recommend getting it from ebay or should I go to a local store like Tiger Direct?

    Thanks!
    I highly recommend OWC:

    Performance Upgrades; FireWire USB SATA Storage; Memory, more at OWC
    08-13-2013 09:50 PM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    Recommend picking up RAM from a known manufacturer and vendor. This way you have a good chance that the memory specs meet your particular models requirements. Crucial is who I used recently to upgrade my 2011 MBP and 2010 Mac Mini. They claim the modules are Apple Certified or similar level of compatibility. I think Kensington is another vendor that claims Mac compatibility.

    Lesser quality memory could cause issues with system stability. Personally I'd get it from a well established Mac centric site as long as the prices are reasonable. Amazon should also be a good source, if you can get it from them and not a reseller. I say this not to slight the many good resellers out there, but am a bit 'noid about having to deal with potential hassles if a return is required. If there's a reputable local brick and mortar store, then that of course is another option to consider.
    08-13-2013 09:58 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    OWC and Crucial are both good.
    08-13-2013 10:06 PM
  5. malt1977's Avatar
    I went for the ones from Crucial, but got them off eBay... a year on and all is well.
    08-15-2013 05:38 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I run Crucial in mine, but the first 16GB pack that i ordered had an issue, and would not properly seat in my computer (a problem with the physical board itself)...they replaced it with free 2nd day shipping so I wasn't too terribly upset. I hear really good things about OWC as well, but don't have any personal experience with them. I also ordered my Crucial set off eBay.
    08-16-2013 03:49 PM
  7. James Falconer's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Id like to upgrade my RAM from 4GB to 8GB. Its a late 2011 model.

    I'd like to know which brand of RAM should I get? Also, would anybody recommend getting it from ebay or should I go to a local store like Tiger Direct?

    Thanks!
    FYI, I've performed this upgrade a number of times on my MacBook Pros through the years... if you need any help drop me a line.
    08-19-2013 10:05 AM

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