Crucial RAM, reliable/decent? Or any better alternatives?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kolax, May 11, 2009.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Seeing as I'm planning to run Windows 7 in Virtualisation mode under VMWare's Fusion, I think I better upgrade my Unibody MacBook Pro to 4GB's.

    Looking at Crucial's RAM - I've heard relatively good things, and a few topics here show people suggesting it. However, what is the downside to Crucial's RAM? Any particular reason why it is cheaper?

    I'm not the most educated person when it comes to types of RAM.. but is RAM RAM and there isn't really any difference between different brands of DDR3 1066MHz?

    And also.. the update for the Unibodies that came out not too long after they were released was meant to fix the issue with 3rd party RAM - was Crucial's RAM affected? I remember reading on Engadget that some folk still had problems even after the firmware update.

  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    I have used crucial ram for the last year in my macbook, never had any problems and still working as they did on day 1. You might be able to find cheaper alternatives but I would say go with someone who people recommend.
  3. taphil macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2007
    I've always bought Crucial for my Macs. The last Crucial RAM I bought for the new Mac mini was actually cheaper on NewEgg than other brands.
  4. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Well it's £56 for the 4GB kit from Crucial. £64 from Kingston.

    I'm happy to pay £50-70, but I have no clue when it comes to brands.
  5. JCastro macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    I ran Crucial in an old Macbook. Never had any issues. And I have only heard good things about it. Well worth the money.
  6. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    yep. about a year back dropped 4GB into an old dell from Crucial, upgraded my MacBook to 4GB the first month i had it. and dropped 2GB in my Mac mini.

    No problems at all - great RAM, great prices, and a great warranty.

    i don't see how you can go wrong.
  7. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    Crucial is great but Kingston is my favorite.
  8. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Ordered the 4GB kit from Crucial, should be here within 2 days :)

    Thanks all.
  9. tecknical macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    I currently run Corsair RAM in my MBP and it's working great. I don't know how much better they are than Crucial, but I got them on sale at NewEgg. $50 off ftw.
  10. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    Crucial is one of the best places to get memory. I am sure you will be happy with it.
  11. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    Crucial and Kingston are the best when it comes to RAM for all computers. Simply the best.
  12. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
  13. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...I've had kingston, crucial, corsair and Samsung RAM in all my computers... crucial is USA made and life warranty... they can have DOA modules but the shipping and service is top notch if there is an issue... even if bought via a 3rd party reseller. (but in the last couple years I've bought direct as the shipping from the reseller made the item cost more).

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