2 x 8gb ram cheaper bought separately than together?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stevemiller, May 15, 2012.

  1. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    on the newegg canada store, the corsair 1600mhz ram i've been eyeing is substantially cheaper if you buy the 8gb sticks separately rather than in a bundle...

    i keep trying to look for any difference that would justify the price difference but i can't find any! i even tried adding 2 of the 8gb sticks to a shopping cart and with shipping and everything it definitely comes out cheaper. can anyone see any difference between this:


    and two of these:

  2. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    More than likely the same exact product. Buying a kit insures that they are a matched pair (from the same production lot). In gaming and critical use situations this usually insures operating tendencies that are the same and depending on the company, they can be tested for these characteristics. It is kind of like Mac Approved RAM. It is pretty much the same as the other RAM, it has just been tested and certified to work (doesn't mean the other won't, just that it hasn't been tested and guaranteed for compatibility). In this case, just buy what is cheapest as you won't notice the difference.
  3. stevemiller thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    thank-you for the info!

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