Corsair, Crucial or Kingston Ram for MBP

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  1. skier777 macrumors 6502

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    I was just about to sell my 2010 i7 2.66 MBP and upgrade to the 2011 when it fell off of my desk last weekend damaging one corner. It works perfectly, but the value obviously is way less now than before. Since im going to hold onto the laptop, i may as well get the most out of it as possible, so i plan to install 8GB of ram.
    I have an amazon gift card so ill buy it there; it seems as if they have three reasonable choices.

    Kingston: http://tiny.cc/RAM3
    Crucial: http://tiny.cc/RAM2
    Corsair: http://tiny.cc/RAM1

    If you have had any experience with these, especially the 8gb models in the new MBP's could you comment on how its worked out for you.
    Im lost as to which one will be the fastest, and best, so any help will be appreciated. Money is no object, since they all lie within 15 bucks of each other.
     
  2. shstiger2009 macrumors 6502

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    I bought 8GB of the Crucial RAM about a month ago. Seems to be working great.
     
  3. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    All three companies make good RAM as does G Skil. G Skil tends to be a bit better priced and receives great ratings at Newegg and on other forums.
     
  4. kurumi macrumors newbie

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    I am using my 2 sticks of SuperTalent 4GB DDR3-1333 sticks in my i7 2.8MBP without any issues. They are Micron chips.
     
  5. rkheyfets macrumors regular

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    I have had nothing but positive experiences with Crucial, so they are my vote.
     
  6. skier777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i was just about to go buy the crucial, and the Prime option is gone. Looks like while i was waiting for replies, someone bought the last of them from amazon and the price went up by 8 bucks. Annoying but NBD, just waiting for it to arrive now, im interested to see the bump in speed it gives me; hopefully at startup and for CS5.

    My next investments going to be a SSD, but i think ill wait a year till they become more mainstream and drop in price a bit.
     
  7. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    Check Newegg.
     
  8. skier777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cant, i have amazon gift cards, but no cash :(
     
  9. stev3n macrumors 6502

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  10. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    Does Amazon have G Skil?
     
  11. skier777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bought 2 of these, which ended up being less than the kit would have cost, even before when Amazon had them with prime.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KB21KA/ref=ox_ya_os_product

    Came to almost exactly $100 with NY tax.

    Im going to have my personal MBP upgrade day on thursday, but i couldn't care less about SJ's bday or what the 2011 MB looks like.
     
  12. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    In a laptop, RAM with identical specs will perform identically unless there's a problem. Brand name only affects support and chances of having a problem.

    With the three you list there will be no difference. I'd say you're equally as likely to get good sticks from any of the three. Choose which is cheapest.
     
  13. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    I have just installed 8gb of Kingston ram into my 13" MBP. No problems what so ever
     
  14. DePaulBlueDemon macrumors regular

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    I installed 8GB of G.Skill in my 2010 MBP and works like a charm.
     

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