elixir RAM - what do you guys think?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mac-key, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    I get that a lot of times RAM is RAM, but anyone ever heard of Elixir?

    Found 2*4gb ddr3 1066 for about $95 here in Thailand, and it comes with a lifetime warranty. Since the specs line up for my 09 MBP - would this RAM be compatible with my machine? I'd like to upgrade, but I don't have many options over here that are around the same price of 8gigs in the states.

    Just curious if anyone has/had any experience with this RAM.

    Thanks
     
  2. Relznuk macrumors 6502

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    I have used this brand of RAM (but not for a MacBook) and it seems to perform to expectations.
     
  3. Mac-key thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.

    I've searched quite a bit online about it. Seems like it may work out fine. But I've seen where posters here on MR have talked about Apple computers being picky about it's RAM. Not sure if that is true, but it definitely makes me question whether this RAM would be totally compatible.
     
  4. C01E macrumors member

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    Well just to provide an example of how picky they can be is I have had sticks of ram that work great in an iMac desktop but not in a MacBook pro even though both machines were designed to use the exact same ram... So, Heads up! (still see it from time to time with new macbooks as well, But its random.)
     
  5. NZed macrumors 65816

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    Why dont you try searching eBay or Amazon for Crucial rams? They're probably the most accepted ram that works perfectly with Macintoshs(not to mention that many mac users who upgrades their machine internally a lot mostly would recommend Crucial Rams). Also try rams from OWC, they're highly recommended along with Crucial.

    btw if you live in bangkok, go to places like Siam Paragon, Siam Center, or MBK Center, its some good places to find nice rams, especially in MBK where you could bargain!
     
  6. Mac-key, Feb 20, 2011
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    Mac-key thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info! I live in Chiang Mai.

    I didn't know amazon, ebay, or OWC ship internationally. If they do, I'm curious as to what it would cost? I know if I was back in the states I would most definitely be getting some Crucial or OWC RAM.

    EDIT - I clearly didn't do my research. Looks like shipping RAM internationally isn't that bad. And I see Amazon and OWC do ship internationally. Looks like newegg DOES NOT
     

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