Corsair 16gb Ram- Random Lockups/Beachballs

scmguru

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Nov 9, 2007
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Picked up a set of 16GB ram @ Fry's and ran it through memtest probably 10+ times.

However, I've noticed some random lockups/hanging that don't quite cause Kernel panics, but definitely seem to be a problem.

I noticed Corsair has 2 SKU's for this Ram, both with the same specs, but one is tagged as Mac memory, the other as General Purpose..

Anyone here experiencing the same type of problems?

Thanks!
 

dlimes13

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May 3, 2011
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Nope, I'm running the "Non-Mac" memory. Have had 2 different sets in two MacBook Pro's, no problems at all. Could it be your HDD/SSD failing?
 
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scmguru

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Nov 9, 2007
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Nope, I'm running the "Non-Mac" memory. Have had 2 different sets in two MacBook Pro's, no problems at all. Could it be your HDD/SSD failing?
I'm running a samsung 830.. maybe it's time to upgrade the firmware and see if it helps.
 
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dlimes13

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May 3, 2011
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I've had bad memory but show good during the MemTest. Do what the above poster said and if that solves it, it's the RAM.

Also, I'm running a Samsung 830 as well, no issues ever. So I doubt it's the SSD. If it was an OCZ or something, maybe a different story.
 
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Acejam2k

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Jul 16, 2008
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Picked up a set of 16GB ram @ Fry's and ran it through memtest probably 10+ times.

However, I've noticed some random lockups/hanging that don't quite cause Kernel panics, but definitely seem to be a problem.

I noticed Corsair has 2 SKU's for this Ram, both with the same specs, but one is tagged as Mac memory, the other as General Purpose..

Anyone here experiencing the same type of problems?

Thanks!
I had the EXACT same issue as you. Samsung 830 SSD and 16GB Corsair RAM kit, both of which I got from NewEgg. Random beachballs, lockups, but never any kernel panics.

I also passed 20+ rounds of Memtest. The RAM was the issue. I RMA'd it back to NewEgg for a refund and put the stock 4GB back in my machine, and never had any issues again.

Next time I recommend searching, see my extensive thread here: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1287539/

I've kept the Samsung 830 since, and ordered a Crucial 16GB RAM kit. It seems Corsair is not liked in Mac's, especially since this is "Value Select" RAM. (aka, their cheapest stuff) Mac's are *extremely* sensitive to faulty RAM.
 
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stavs

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Apr 6, 2008
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Picked up a set of 16GB ram @ Fry's and ran it through memtest probably 10+ times.

However, I've noticed some random lockups/hanging that don't quite cause Kernel panics, but definitely seem to be a problem.

I noticed Corsair has 2 SKU's for this Ram, both with the same specs, but one is tagged as Mac memory, the other as General Purpose..

Anyone here experiencing the same type of problems?

Thanks!
I have the 16gb mac specific kit. I installed it in my new MBP on Friday, and have had no issues.
 
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WardC

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Oct 17, 2007
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As far as Mac RAM goes, I would either go with Crucial or OWC. Those are the only two companies I trust at the moment for 100% stability.
 
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