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Old Dec 9, 2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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What is the difference between these 2 RAM's?

I want to know if I go with the cheaper option would it fit on my new iMac (read some reviews it supposedly fits on 2011 iMacs)? Would I get better performance with the more expensive option? I will be installing 16GB RAM on the new 27" i5 base model


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1333mh...srch_res_rtr_7
$56.98 16GB


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengea...ston+16gb+ddr3
$82.99 16GB
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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I want to know if I go with the cheaper option would it fit on my new iMac (read some reviews it supposedly fits on 2011 iMacs)? Would I get better performance with the more expensive option? I will be installing 16GB RAM on the new 27" i5 base model


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1333mh...srch_res_rtr_7
$56.98 16GB


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengea...ston+16gb+ddr3
$82.99 16GB
Speed. 1333 vs 1600
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:09 PM   #3
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Speed. 1333 vs 1600
So better and quicker performance from Corsair Vengeance? I think I'll go that route then.
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So better and quicker performance from Corsair Vengeance?
Correct.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 07:00 PM   #5
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Prices have really shot up since a few weeks ago. Companies must know people are buying the 1600 for their macs. 2 weeks ago there were a few places that had 16gb for around $50.
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So better and quicker performance from Corsair Vengeance? I think I'll go that route then.
If it's a 2011 model, it's limited to 1333, so there's no point in getting the 1600. If it's a 2012, it'll run 1600 at full speed.

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Prices have really shot up since a few weeks ago. Companies must know people are buying the 1600 for their macs. 2 weeks ago there were a few places that had 16gb for around $50.
I actually bought the stuff that you recommended in a post a week or 2 ago. $100 for 32GB. I was worried that it was cheap RAM, but upon getting it, it said it was tested and had a lifetime warranty, so win.

Also, I noticed the same stuff shot up to $70 for 16GB instead of $50.
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