Corsair vs Crucial RAM

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

  1. jamesjdk macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Thanks

    James
     
  2. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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 6502

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  5. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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    I upgraded my imac 24 inch 2.8 to 4 GB with crucial memory which I got from buy.com 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

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    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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