Crucial vs Qimonda RAM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lPHONE, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. lPHONE macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2009
    Anybody ever hear of "Qimonda" RAM?
    Is it any good for Mac?
    Would I notice a difference between Crucial and Qimonda?
  2. raep macrumors member


    Oct 20, 2010
    I wouldn't risk it id say go for the Crucial or if not then OWC.
    Those are the only two brands I trust :cool:
  3. BigMoo macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2010
    OWC is well liked and a highly respected brand on here.
  4. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    Crucial all the way baby! Don't bother with the mumbojumbo RAM. Don't pay much over $100 for Crucial RAM as you can get it for under $100 shipped most of the time. Oddly, some places charge $1,000 for the exact same product so it will initially look confusing. Quite a profit margin though :rolleyes:
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    They key thing with RAM is (a) does it work when you get it, and (b) does it come with a lifetime warranty from a company that will be around if should have a problem two or three years down the road.

    With Crucial, I have no question that both will be true; and if I were to get a bad stick, they'd make it right very quickly.

    I've never heard of "Qimonda", so unless you're outside the US and this company is a well known company with a long history of good service, I would stay away.
  6. davidmartindale macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2011
    PNW, USA
    I would use Cruicial too, its my favorite. But can you use Crucial DDR3 so-dimm made for a PC instead of for a Mac. Are there any real differences.
  7. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2008
    I haven't heard of Qimonda branded DIMMs but Qimonda is what you will find on the older desktop versions of ATI and NVidia GPUs if you open them up.

    I've only heard good things about Crucial but I buy Kingston and Corsair because Crucial has no retail presence out here. No problems with either.

    They're German btw, and I think they filed for bankruptcy a few years back.
  8. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    They were owned by Micron and originally part of them then spun off for tax reasons, so they are good stuff, just no real reputation.

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