Corsair Announces DDR3 Upgrade for Macs, Doesn't Assume Apple Users Know How to Upgrade

Paul Lilly

Corsair today introduced a couple of DDR3 SODIMM kits for Apple Mac desktop and laptop PCs, serving as further proof that you can actually upgrade an Apple computer, or at least parts of it. The new kits are guaranteed to work with any Mac desktop or notebook PC that supports 4GB DDR3 SODIMMs, which covers just about every model in the past two years.

The new RAM is available in 4GB (1x4GB) and 8GB (2x4GB) capacities. They're clocked at 1066MHz with 7-7-7-20 latencies and rated at 1.5V. In other words, nothing glamorous like you might find on the Windows PC side.

For Mac users frightened at the prospect of cracking open their MacBook Pro and swapping out the RAM, Corsair has put together a step-by-step guide on the process in a blog post here.

The 4GB ( CMSA4GX3M1A1066C7 ) and 8GB ( CMSA8GX3M2A1066C7 ) kits are available now for $45 and $85, respectively. What's interesting about the price points is that they're less than half the price of Corsair's 4GB ( CM3X4GSDKIT1066 ) and 8GB ( CM3X8GSDKIT1066 ) kits designed for all Intel and AMD SODIMM platforms, which run $95 and $190, respectively. What a topsy turvy world we live in...

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