Corsair vs Crucial RAM

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jamesjdk, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. jamesjdk macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2007
    I'd like to upgrade my 2.8ghz iMac from the standard 2gbs to 4gbs. I can get crucial ram for £65.79 and corsair for £55.90. I've heard that corsair has a very good reputation for desktop ram but don't know if this transfers over to laptop ram. Is there any reason why I would go for the crucial memory? Also, does anyone else know of any other brands I should look out for in the UK?


  2. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2006
    For what it's worth, my friend bought Corsair Value Select RAM and it crapped out.

    A lot of people choose Crucial for guaranteed Mac compatibility and good after sales support.
  3. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

    Dec 15, 2006
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I just bought Leopard and upgraded my MacBook's RAM from 512Mb to 2GB from crucial. It runs really quickly and the delivery only took 3 business days.
  4. djc6 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
  5. m1stake macrumors 68000

    Jan 17, 2008
    Both fantastic brands. Personally I go with Crucial, but don't let anyone convince you that one is better than the other.
  6. RexTraverse macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2008
    Haven't tried Crucial, but I got 4GB of Corsair XMS for a rig I built back in 2004 and was so impressed, I've stuck with them since. Running 2 1GB Corsair Value Selects I got off Newegg for my MacBook Pro since October 2006. No problems in either machine to date.
  7. md1207 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    I upgraded my imac 24 inch 2.8 to 4 GB with crucial memory which I got from for $59.99 with a $20 rebate on each one with free shipping and it's run smoothly. It's only been 2 weeks for the imac but I've put crucial RAM in my macbook and I've had that for 2 years.
  8. ajlowndes macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2009
    good to know

    good to know that there are some people who have used corsair and had success. on the corsair "ram module selector" site there is nothing but 3 bad reveiws from people who have had crappy ram freeze their system. I thought that was the only one guaranteed compatible for my (macbook unibody) system so I bought it anyway, hoping to get lucky. It is in the mail now.
    Then of course I found the ram module selector on the crucial site - looked up my ram and there's like 50 good reviews from people who are shockingly happy. I even sorted it by "lowest rating first" - there was only one person who had to send his back for a new pair, then it was fine.
    And another note: the crucial ram set is like two thirds the price of corsair set. I am buying the kit of 2 x 2gb PC3-8500.
    If i'd been fully informed before, I would have purchased the crucial set, because it is cheaper AND seems to have better success rate. But for now, I will wait for my corsair modules to arrive in the mail, and post my review when I've used them for a couple of days.

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