G. Skill RAM

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  1. nwdiver macrumors newbie

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    Just a note tried two sets of matched 8s each had one bad chip, bought them because they were on sale, went to Corsair Vengeance and works fine. Used in new 13 inch macBook Pro..........
     
  2. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Which set did you use and where did you buy them from?
     
  3. nwdiver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Matched 8 gig sets PC3-12800 (1600MHz), Memory Express.
     
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    Which latency was it? 10 or 11? I installed the CL10 1.5V RAM in my wife's and had no problems. (Plus it was $44.99 at the time with discounts at Newegg).

    My wife's had problems with Mushkin. I was able to RMA it back to Newegg with no out of pocket costs. Had no problems using G. Skill for my late 2008 MB or early 2009 iMac getting them to 8GB total.

    You probably would have been better off with Crucial RAM.
     
  5. nwdiver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Both pairs had one good chip and one bad chip and each pair was sequentially numbered, they gave be the Corasair for the same price as I made 3 trips to the store to upgrade the ram.
     
  6. jljue macrumors regular

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    I used G.skill in my Late 2008 15" MBP that I later sold to a fiend, and I currently use G.skill in my Early 2011 15" MBP. However, I put Crucial memory into my brother-in-law's mid-2012 13" MBP because Amazon had a sale and I didn't want to worry about Kernel panics on his Mac, since he a med student and not an electrical engineer like me. I still really haven't had issues with my G.skill RAM, though.
     
  7. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    It can be hit or miss with any of the brands. I've had success with G. Skill. Touch and go with Mushkin over the years. I like Crucial, Corsair, G. Skill, and Mushkin in general though.
     
  8. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Any one know if I can get 16GB of ram for my mid 2012 15inch MBP cheaper then the 125 crucial wants to charge me?
     
  9. B... macrumors 68000

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    Amazon.Goes for $80-$100.
     
  10. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Over the years I've used RAM from Crucial, Patriot, Mushkin, OCZ, Corsair, and Kingston. No G.Skill yet, but of those that I've used I've ran into defective units in every single one of those brands at one time or another.

    Now, I just look at manufacturer warranty and price. Whichever one has the specs I want for the cheapest price and lifetime warranty, that's the one I usually go with.
     
  11. technowar macrumors 6502

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    I've been using G.Skill in my Mid 2010 Mac mini for 2 years now. Everything has been good.
     
  12. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Be patient and join Newegg's email list. Back in November I got the RAM for $44.99 as I posted above.
     
  13. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Got it off newegg for 89.95 pretty good price thanks
     

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