Crucial Ram any good?

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  1. ben824 macrumors regular

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    So I am looking to pump up the performance in my Late-2011 Macbook Pro 13" and have been looking into Ram options. I have seen some go for $150 for 16GB and then some like the Crucial brand go for $60 for 16GB on Amazon. Is Crucial a good brand to go with?
     
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    I have had good luck with Crucial RAM. I have 16 Gb of it in my 15" Late 2011 MBP. Crucial has a good reputation.
     
  4. xdragon macrumors newbie

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    I've upgraded my Mac Mini (Late 2012) to 16 GB RAM with a pair of 8 GB Crucial RAM and I it works perfect!
    I've ordered RAM directly from Crucial web portal.
     
  5. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Go for it, I've got 16GB of Crucial memory in my PC.
     
  6. ben824 thread starter macrumors regular

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    YAY!!! I love hearing all the good experiences! Thank you everyone!
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yep love crucial ram, but would recommend a crucial SSD instead of a Ram upgrade first it'll give you a far better boost than a Ram upgrade.
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Pay attention to what Samuelsan is saying above.

    Particularly if you're using Mavericks, Yosemite or El Capitan, putting an SSD in there will probably do FAR more for you, than just upgrading the RAM ...
     
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    Yes, this will be next upgrade to my Mac mini... :)
     
  10. Cinab1mt, Mar 15, 2016
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    I have 8gb of Crucial RAM in my Mid-2010 MBP and im thinking of upgrading to a 1TB SSD, does staying within the same brand line matter in this case? ie: having the same brand of RAM and SSD? I was eyeing the Samsung 850 Evo for my SSD upgrade..
     
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    I've used crucial RAM in MANY Mac upgrades, for myself and family members. Not a single issue yet.
     
  12. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - There's no relation. Doesn't matter at all. 850 EVO is an excellent choice.
     
  13. Cinab1mt macrumors regular

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    Perfect, that's what I think I will go with! Thanks!
     
  14. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I've used Crucial SSDs (3) and Crucial RAM (4 sticks), all perform flawlessly :)
     
  15. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    As mentioned above, Crucial is a fine brand.

    One question though - how do you know RAM is the primary bottleneck? On a 2011 MBP I'd probably look to switching to an SSD first unless you've checked actual RAM usage and found you're thrashing (in which case I'd probably upgrade both)
     
  16. mountain macrumors 6502

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    I think any RAM is fine. I haven't encountered a bad ram.
     
  17. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    You're right, there doesn't tend to be a huge amount of difference. But there isn't a huge price difference either so you might as well go with a reputable company that has a lifetime warranty in case something does go wrong. Like Crucial.

    I use Crucial. I'm happy with it.
     

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