Corsair Vengeance or G.Skill Ripjaws

Heavybarrel

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Hi, I'm looking to get a 2x4 GB Ram for my mid 2012 macbook pro.

I wonder which would be a better options, since its my first upgrade, I want to get the best RAM regardless of the !0 bucks price difference in two.


G.SKILL Ripjaws (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231703&cm_re=G.skill_ram_2x4gb_204_1600-_-20-231-703-_-Product)

CORSAIR Vengeance (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233588)

Both are CL9 and DDRL i.e. 1.35V, the only difference is the timing. The G.Skill timing is 9-9-9-28 and the Corsair timing is 9-9-9-24. Which one should I go with?
 
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Gav Mack

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Instead of going for exotic RAM just buy the matched memory 8Gb kit for your MBP.

I buy the crucial kits and never have a single issue. Gaming memory on other hand I have had lots of hassle in Macs.
 

snaky69

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Hi, I'm looking to get a 2x4 GB Ram for my mid 2012 macbook pro.

I wonder which would be a better options, since its my first upgrade, I want to get the best RAM regardless of the !0 bucks price difference in two.


G.SKILL Ripjaws (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231703&cm_re=G.skill_ram_2x4gb_204_1600-_-20-231-703-_-Product)

CORSAIR Vengeance (http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233588)

Both are CL9 and DDRL i.e. 1.35V, the only difference is the timing. The G.Skill timing is 9-9-9-28 and the Corsair timing is 9-9-9-24. Which one should I go with?
Get whichever is cheaper, you will notice absolutely no performance difference between the two. Heck, you wouldn't notice the performance difference between regular and "gaming" RAM. Whoever tells you otherwise doesn't know what he's talking about.
 

Gav Mack

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Get whichever is cheaper, you will notice absolutely no performance difference between the two. Heck, you wouldn't notice the performance difference between regular and "gaming" RAM. Whoever tells you otherwise doesn't know what he's talking about.
The kernel panics I've had often with Macintosh kit and gaming ram must have been an illusion. They don't have a configurable EFI bios like an Alienware or Asus or an auto configure tool built in to adjust the timings.

Stock and matched ram in particular just works in a Mac.
 

snaky69

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The kernel panics I've had often with Macintosh kit and gaming ram must have been an illusion.
I never said that. I'm just saying the performance increase (only truly visible in artificial benchmarks that aren't representative of "real life") isn't worth the extra cost of gaming RAM.