Any problem with 3rd party RAM?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by seasurfer, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    I know many people have used 3rd party RAMs.

    Has anyone experienced any kind of problems or glitches?

    Some people say that there is increase incidents of beach ball? I am thinking if I should get the original Apple RAM....:(
  2. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    Apple doesn't have their "own" RAM... from what I remember, they actually use Samsung (and possibly other brands) RAM as "their own." If you buy from a reputable third party, such as Crucial or OWC, you will be fine! Apple's is more expensive anyway. You won't get more beachballs from good third party RAM, don't worry...

    In fact, to make it easier, Crucial even has a selector where you pick your Mac model, and the site shows you the correct RAM for your machine
  3. srowndedbyh2o macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2009
    I’ve bought RAM from OWC several times and never had a problem. Saved a bundle compared to what Apple charges.
  4. MaxBeagleton macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2010
    Upstate NY
    G.SKILL works

    I have 4x4G G.SKILL purchased from NewEgg. It is working very well. [Edit: This memory turned out to not work. After several days, the OS became unstable with shutdowns. I returned it and now use Samsung from OWC.]
  5. kristian21 macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2006
    Can anyone tell me if this ram NuRAM PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SO-DIMM 204 Pin from OWC is any good for the new iMac?
    They had this one and I believe another brand to chose from but this one is a bit cheaper so I`m just wondering if there are any problems with NuRAM memory.

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