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  1. Nick

    Nick Mr.Mischief

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    di1in Notebook Consultant

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    But some of the comments/reviews on the amazon page have complaints from mbp users who faced crashes after inserting the new memory. Some of them said that forums pointed the trouble to be due to CAS latency figures not supported by mbps.:confused:
     
  3. Nick

    Nick Mr.Mischief

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    Hmm, the Newegg review's show the the memory to be flawless, but theAmazon reviews of it are horrible.

    But, looks like there are quite a few n00bs buying it on Amazon:

    Why not buy the G.SKILL 8GB's for $35: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBSQ
     
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    ClearSkies Well no, I'm still here..

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    Aye, for crying out loud. Of course you can't put DDR3 RAM into a DDR2 2007 MBP ... silly slots are in different places on the PCB.

    You otherwise have to match the DDR3 numbers, as the systems can't always downclock the DDR3 1333 correctly in a 1066-based machine. Which nobody @ AMZ will tell you :)
     
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    bluesbreaker589 Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm pretty sure someone has already posted this but what is the cheapest HDD caddy for a 2011 unibody Macbook Pro 13" that features SATAII connections and is not the OWC one (which costs $67) or the MCE Tech Optibay?

    I looked at the $18.00 ones on Amazon.com but people were complaining it was only SATA 1.5Gbp/s and might require breaking off some plastic on the inside of the laptop.

    The model number of my computer is MC724LL/A
     
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    chavalo_nm1 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was wondering the same thing
     
  7. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    If you're planning on doing an SSD upgrade while retaining your existing hard drive, the former belongs in the standard hard drive bay while you put the latter in the optical bay. Even the fastest 7200 RPM notebook hard drive will hardly max out a SATA I connection, so you can easily get away with the cheaper caddy.
     
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    Kirrr Notebook Deity

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    Can I upgrade the screen in a 4.1 Macbook Pro 15? For example the 1440x900 LED for a higher resolution screen. (WUXGA) Or in the 17 inch versions non led screen for a wuxga?
     
  9. Nick

    Nick Mr.Mischief

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    It's pretty difficult to remove a Macbook's screen. I tried it on a 2007 MBP 15, no fun:(

    But, if you really want to....

    The original screen part number is: N154C1

    It appears to be a standard 15.4" 30 pin screen.

    [​IMG]


    I would purchase a LP154WU1(TL)(B1)

    It appear to have the same connectors.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Cabb Notebook Enthusiast

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    You need to upgrade with EFI Firmware to support rates higher than 1.5Gbps. Most of the times the transfer rates is capped by the software/firmware.
     
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