Best ram for gaming?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by gman901, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    What is the best ram to get for the unibody MacBook? I was thinking about buying it from Apple for compatibility and performance. The 4gb ddr3 ram from Crucial causes my system to drop frame rates compared to the 2gb stock ram. Any recommendations?
     
  2. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    I use OWC ram and it has no issues in terms of gaming. It's the main reason I've upgraded my Mac (sig); to game on. I use XP and although not all ram is recognized, games run superb, since the graphics card is more of the bottleneck than ram is.
     
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    True, but he had some issues w/ crucial. So really, not any ram.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Crucial in my desktop and G.Skill in my Macbook. No problems here.
     
  6. gman901 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think the problem with my ram is that I bought it at Fry's and it did not match the Mac ram listed on Crucial's website advisor. I ordered the correct kit module and plan to return the Crucial 4gb ddr3 kit. I guess not all DDR 3 ram is compatible with the Unibody MacBooks.
     
  7. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    I see. Well hope it works out, 4GB DDR3 ram kicks bootay!
     
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