crucial memory

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jmpantalone, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. jmpantalone macrumors newbie

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    Thinking about maxing out my iMac to 4 gigs . been looking at crucial memory.Does anyone use or know if it is good memory.thanks
     
  2. beardboy macrumors regular

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    Crucial is one of the best RAM manufacturers out there. :)
     
  3. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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  4. MacClarence macrumors newbie

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    ordered from the uk store on several occasions for both mac and PC.
    Never had a problem
     
  5. tersono macrumors 68000

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    I've been buying Crucial RAM for years - both for personal use and on behalf of work. They're the direct sales arm of Micron, who manufacture RAM for supply to Apple, HP, Dell and a number of other large computer manufacturers.

    The best aspect of using Crucial is that they guarantee that the RAM you buy will be compatible with your hardware - provided you use their configuration wizard.

    One of the best suppliers out there...
     
  6. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    I always use Crucial RAM in my Macs. Never had a problem.
     
  7. skye12 macrumors 65816

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  8. brandonzar macrumors regular

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    Speed?

    I have been thinking of doing the same thing for my Macbook pro 2.2ghz, but I am wondering if it is really worth it. How much faster will it be, and will I only see the benefits when doing high end video and photo editing?
     
  9. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Who makes the OWC house brand RAM? They also sell name brands, but the OWC brand is less expensive. However, I want to go with either Crucial or OEM (i.e. Samsung).
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

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    It will make a difference if your Page Outs are close to or higher than your Page Ins (check Activity monitor->System Memory) :)
     
  11. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    I can vouch for crucial, they're great. Shipping is fast and it also has a good warranty. Never had any problems with it.
     
  12. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    With all that good press, who could argue!

    If you want to price compare, the biggies among the folks here seem to be: datamem, edge, crucial, newegg, and OWC.

    Always look for a compatibility guarantee and a lifetime-against-defects guarantee, then go price-based shopping!
     
  13. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Welcome to MR

    Answers to most common questions can be found under the Guides tab at the top of the window.

    Guides: Hardware: Buying RAM
     

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