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?
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.
If you aren't sure just use crucial.com's system analyzer. Any RAM brand is fine for the most part, but stick to the more well known companies.
You probably can, as le least one of my friends do. Just go to Intel ARK and make extra sure what kind of RAM and how much of it can the processor handle.