MacBook – use Kingston RAM in a MacBook Pro

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I have MacBook Pro 15-inch, early-2011. I want to upgrade my RAM from 4 GB (2+2) to 6 GB (2+4). Can I use Kingston RAM (Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333 Bus SOD)? Or is there specific RAM made for Macs?

Best Answer

I upgraded the memory in my Early 2011 MacBook Pro from 4 GB (2x2) to 8 Gb (2x4) using the Crucial site, and haven't had any problems at all.

For the record, I also did the same with a brand new iMac, swapping out both memory modules with 2x4 GB from Crucial.

It worked out to be about 1/3 of the price that Apple charges for the same memory.