Reviews and Problems with Corsair CMSA16GX3M2A1333C9
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Central Ohio, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Early 2011 MBP 2.3GHz i7, installed this RAM and laptop gave error beeps indicating defective memory. Removed them and reinstalled the factory RAM and the computer booted perfectly. Buyer beware.
Pros: Laptop's been lagging like crazy since installed Yosemite and since all of the browsers have started going all Cheeseburger Elvis on us with their memory consumption. Installed this, booted right up and everything is twice as fast. Worked great.
Summary: Awesome! I was pretty wary about installing this RAM myself, after an almost disaster installing it on my last Mac (there was smoke involved...) Installing this on my 15" Macbook Pro (Early 2011) was MUCH easier and worked like a charm the first time. I looked at a few different tutorials for tips first. The whole process only took about 10 minutes. The speed bump was definitely noticeable, but I opted to replace my hard disk (HDD) with a solid state drive (SSD) also.
Pros: I have a Mid-2011 Macbook Pro which came with 4g installed. Running Windows 8.1 through parallels was causing my laptop to have major slowdowns. Doubling my RAM fixed my issues! Easy install, massive difference in performance!
The struggle WAS real - now it's a distant memory.
Tiffy G., Amazon
31 January 2015
Summary: Makes opening PowerPoint, word, Adobe photoshop, and iTunes so fast and effortless you'll have more time to do other things in life. The frustration you're used to experiencing while waiting for your programs to open/close/malfunction/force quit on a daily basis will magically vanish. Suddenly all those cumulative minutes that you wasted wishing for your computer to just do its effing job can now be used to do anything you want!!!!!! You're free now.
Summary: I was considering buying a new laptop to replace my late 2011 model MacBook Pro, which was severely lagging under the weight of a few OS upgrades and newer memory-hogging programs. But in the end I decided to spend a couple hundred bucks on these sticks instead of $2,000 plus to replace the whole machine, and I feel I made the right choice 100%. Installation was fairly easy, though I'm always nervous to remove screws from an Apple product.
Summary: Doubled the RAM in my tired MacBook Pro, along with a hard drive upgrade from 500 Gb to 1000. Very easy swap, even if you've never opened up a Mac laptop before, although I do recommend finding (Google) step-by-step instructions.
Summary: NewEgg had the best price among the popular online retailers
Pros: Installed 8GB of additional memory in my iMAC (mid 2010) model. I had 4GB of memory and now have a total of 12GB of memory. Easy to install. Followed the upgrade instructions from the Apple Website.