G. Skill RAM

nwdiver

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May 14, 2013
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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..........
 

brop52

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Feb 26, 2007
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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..........
Which set did you use and where did you buy them from?
 

brop52

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Feb 26, 2007
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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.
 
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nwdiver

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May 14, 2013
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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.
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.
 

jljue

macrumors 6502
Feb 4, 2011
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Brandon, MS
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.
 

brop52

macrumors 68000
Feb 26, 2007
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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.
 

DerekRod

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Jan 18, 2012
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NY
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?
 

duervo

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Feb 5, 2011
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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.