Crucial 8GB Kit (4GB x 2) DDR3 1066 MT/s (PC3-8500) CL7 SODIMM 204-Pin Mac Memory CT2K4G3S1067M
CT2C4G3S1067M is an 8 GB kit consisting of (2) 4 GB DDR3 Notebook modules that operates at speeds up to 1066 MT/s and has a CL7 latency. It is Unbuffered and is non-ECC. It conforms to the industry standard SODIMM layout of 204-Pins and is compatible with computers that take DDR3 SODIMM memory.
- Increases system performance
- Compatible with Mac systems
- Every single module extensively tested at the component and module level for functionality
- Meets or exceeds Apple’s own quality requirements
- Easy installation
- Available in DDR2 and DDR3 SODIMMs in capacities up to 8 GB
- DDR3 modules include lead and halogen-free technology
3 thoughts on “Crucial 8GB Kit (4GB x 2) DDR3 1066 MT/s (PC3-8500) CL7 SODIMM 204-Pin Mac Memory CT2K4G3S1067M”
Real boost in performance! I bought this upgrade to the 2 x 2GB sticks in my Mid-2010 Macbook Pro 15″ i5. I had no compatibility issues and it produced a very noticeable speed boost. If you feel your Mac is in need of more memory, I would recommend the following to know if your RAM is the issue: Open Utilities folder -> Open “Activity Monitor” -> Click the tab at the bottom labeled “System Memory” -> Just below that, you should see a few sets of data…The important ones are:”Free” : If your “Free” memory is low (or 0!) you probably need more memory.”Page Outs” : If the “Page Outs” is high, this means that your computer is using hard disk rather than RAM for memory functions and produces a severe loss in speed.”Swap Used” : This gives a rough estimate of how much hard disk is used for RAM. This will give you a rough idea of how much RAM you should add. i.e. if this is 4 GB, then you should add at least 4 GB.You should check these numbers while doing the types of activities you normally use your computer for. Not just at idle with nothing running!As far as this item goes, Crucial is a known Apple-friendly RAM and is unlikely to give you any issues. It is also a high quality manufacturer and is much more reliable than some cheaper brands. Remember, RAM is dirt cheap these days so don’t save a few $$ to buy inferior quality RAM! You should just not buy any if you are going to buy a terrible brand.For people with a Macbook Pro, install is quite easy. You can find many manuals on the internet (I prefer iFixit). Don’t be intimidated buy installing it. You can save a lot of money by doing it yourself. If you feel uncomfortable, then by all means have someone qualified to do it for you.
Well Worth the Performance Boost My late 2008 aluminum unibody macbook was frustratingly slow. By upgrading from 2GB to 4GB RAM, I have noticed a signifigant improvement, and I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. Installing the RAM requires a very small phillips screwdriver and possibly a pair of needle nose pliers to pull out the existing RAM (depends on your dexterity).FYI: Despite Apple’s claims, 8GB of RAM WILL work in the late 2008 unibody aluminum macbook, according to several reputable articles I’ve seen. (Just in case 4GB isn’t enough for you)
Very easy to install. Brought this for my 6 year old Macbook. It was cheaper here than on Crucial’s site plus the Prime free shipping made it a no brainer. Very easy to install.