16GB DDR3 RAM, 99 dollars on Amazon

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  1. mfuchs88, Mar 23, 2012
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    mfuchs88 macrumors 6502

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    So I've done some researching and found this Komputerbay 16GB DDR3 RAM (2x8GB) kit for only 100 dollars. I think that this may be a price low for a 2 x 8GB kit. The reviews are stellar, and I think I'm going to go ahead and purchase it. Here's the link (shortened)
    Hope you enjoy this deal and please let me know how it goes if you buy it!

    Edit: For those of you a little reluctant to use off-brand RAM, this corsair RAM is only 40 dollars more. I personally don't think its worth 40 dollars more, but only time will tell with RAM I guess. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Chann...9PG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333573972&sr=8-1
     
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  3. metical macrumors newbie

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    Just recently bought this ram when they were $109 and received them on Thursday. Put it on my new MBP, ran memtest, and one of the modules was consistently giving errors. Shipped them back on Friday for a refund.

    Unfortunately, I did see this $99 deal while browsing and bought another set to try again. =/. I guess it doesn't hurt to try my luck one more time given the price for these. I ordered with 1-day shipping so should get them on Saturday. Will let you guys know how this 2nd set turns out.
     
  4. AppChat macrumors regular

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    why do u people put cheap ram in ur 1000 dollar plus computers?
     
  5. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Because it costs less?

    Besides... all RAM generally comes from the same chinese suppliers. It's simply branded differently. So yes... always buy the cheapest freaking RAM you can find from the most reputable seller.

    To anyone that disagrees I say... "duh".
     
  6. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    I am sure the RAM is a fine brand though I prefer my Samsung personally. Crucial is also a good brand people give props to.
     
  7. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I've been using the 16GB 1333MHz Corsair Value Brand in all my Macs since it was $449 in Fall 2011. Unfortunately, more reports trickle in about bad SODIMMs. I've purchased 64GB worth from Newegg and did not have a problem. I'm slowly switching over to 16GB 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance, but waiting out for 1866Mhz because Handbrake gets a performance boost which helps with 1080p encodes. I'm taking a big hit on resell because of Amazon and Fry's specials (http://www.ebay.com/itm/32087379687...LX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_632wt_1156).
     
  8. RICARDOVASCO macrumors regular

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    Whats the best ram module for the MBP 17" MD311LL/A?

    Hi all. Now im a little confused about the best RAM module for my MD311LL/A.
    2 units of Corsair 8 GB Module (1x8GB) DDR3 1333MHz PC3 10666 204-Pin or Corsair Memory Vengeance 16 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 MHz 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ?

    I realized the Vengeance is 240 - Pin. Does it work for MBP or only Desktop?


    This one :

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-1333M...7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332610677&sr=1-7

    or

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Venge...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332635411&sr=1-1
     
  9. CorporateFelon macrumors regular

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    The first link looks good, but the second link looks like it is desktop ram.

    Edit: I would go for this kit instead of the individual sticks on amazon in the first link. Saves you a bunch of money.

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Chann...6GX3M2A1333C9/dp/B006DI9PG8/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

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    yes, people are saying this kit works fine for the mpb. Plenty of good reviews on newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233217
     
  10. RICARDOVASCO macrumors regular

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    Thank you! I was buying this one you recommended me. However, if you look at the technical description , its a RAM module for desktop ( 240 pin and not 204 pin).

    Technical Details

    * Density: 16GB Kit (2x8GB) DDR3 1333MHz SODIMM
    * Speed: 1333MHz
    * Timing: 9-9-9-24 latency
    * Type: DDR3
    * Format: DIMM
    * Lifetime warranty
    * Pin Out: 240 Pin
    * Voltage: 1.5V

    Someone told me that only 204 pin works for MBP. Is it true?
     
  11. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

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    On these computers, cheaper usually doesn't matter, you're right.

    As long as overclocking is out of the question (and it almost always is on Macs), there is no reason to get one brand over the other unless that brand has a reputation for being so cheap that it doesn't work!
     
  12. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    Correct. You need 204-pin, 1.35v - 1.5v, 1333MHz SODIMM.
     
  13. RICARDOVASCO macrumors regular

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    Thanks shortcut3d! What about the Corsair Vengeance you mentioned? Does it work for MD311LL/A? Is it better than the Corsair SODIMM 1333MHz 204 pin?
     
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    Nice job hiding that affiliate link.
     
  16. CorporateFelon macrumors regular

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    It looks to be an error on amazons site. The newegg link is the exact same product, look at the product id "CMSO16GX3M2A1333C9", newegg says it is 204 pin. I trust newegg for their technical descriptions well above amazon's descriptions.
     
  17. RICARDOVASCO macrumors regular

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    I just bought this 8GB one : http://amzn.to/H11PE3

    I don't need 16gb so I think 8gb will be a good upgrade.
     
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  19. mfuchs88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just talked to a buddy of mine who had already bought the aforementioned RAM, says it's been terrific in his 13" MBP for the last 3 weeks, not sure why he needs it all though being as he doesn't do anything too intensive.
     
  20. Arnuiem macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought 16GB for my macbook pro late 2011, can't seem to find search results on the corsair website but: CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10 1600 mhz 2x 8gb modules, the run perfectly but they are a tad more bulky as my previous modules were. I payed 124 euro's($150) for them.
     
  21. AntJon82, Mar 27, 2012
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    just got my 16 gigs tonight in nyc-nj area

    got my 16 tonight works good from ups 1 day shippin $117
     

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    ?

    from what site?
     
  23. DVD9 macrumors 6502a

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    I won't buy anything that requires me to cash a check. The discount comes off at time of purchase or I consider it a scam.
     
  24. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Not that it matters to you but the rebate isn't a check. It's a card.
     

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