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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Upgrade for my MacBook Pro i7 - 2011, February 24, 2012
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This review is from: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory (CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9) (Personal Computers)
Works as promised in my MacBook Pro 15" early-2011 model. Easy to install and definitely a much more noticeable change than the 1066 or 1300 Mhz RAM that I had tried beforehand. You definitely notice the latency compared to the other RAM's out there like the Crucial or Samsung. Make sure to do your research! This one does cost a bit more than the other ones but worth the price upgrade. I was considering a 16GB (2 x 8GB) Kit upgrade as opposed to this but since I don't do any powerhouse computing I opted to save myself the extra $150 that it would cost to get the 16GB over the 8GB kit and put that towards an SSD which also has proven an incredible speedy upgrade for my MacBook Pro.

Worth every penny!
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Initial post: Apr 12, 2012 12:35:47 AM PDT
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Posted on Apr 12, 2012 12:37:28 AM PDT
N. Dev Varma says:
I completely agree :) I went for this and got a really good deal on a SATA600 Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD that perfectly complements my upgrade. I'd recommend this option over getting 16GB memory to anyone besides enthusiasts who know what they want ;) haha

SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s2.5-Inch Solid State Drive- SDSSDX-120G-G25

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 8:51:12 AM PDT
S. SADULLAEV says:
Hi Y. Tsai! I wonder if I can install this on my macbook pro Core i5 2.4GHz and it increases the graphics memory from the original 384Mb. Thanks beforehand!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 9:32:21 PM PDT
Hey bud! You can most definitely install this RAM on your MacBook Pro i5; it will be compatible. You can send me a message if you'd like specific instructions but there are some easily found ones via Google if you search "Apple MacBook Pro RAM Installation".

However, I'd like to point out that this would not increase your graphics memory, that is based solely on your graphics card that came with your MacBook Pro at the time of purchase and that is much more comprehensive in having to upgrade. This Corsair RAM only upgrades the memory-specific functions of your MacBook Pro. I hope you understand, it will still definitely give a performance boost to your MacBook Pro based on what you do mainly with your laptop.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 8:02:20 PM PDT
Actually you are incorrect. Depending on if you have integrated graphics and what model it WILL increase the VRAM. Here's the apple doc :

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3246

Also - if you have a slower RAM in an older Macbook Pro you will NOT notice the speed difference in faster RAM. If your current RAM is 1033 or 1300 (or whatever the speed) purchasing 1600 RAM will not make it access at 1600. Honestly, most people will never realize the minuscule speed difference anyways.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2012 1:21:23 PM PDT
Thanks Paul, I forgot about the integrated. And you're right, it's almost minuscule but it does perform better if you do graphics intensive work like I do.

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 8:29:42 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2012 11:36:18 PM PDT
Prices drop over time. I posted that earlier this year. The price for technology drops significantly over time. Don't know why you're out here nitpicking my review but it was what I found out at that time in February 2012.
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