Has anyone tried the noname ram from Ebay?

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  1. Buskape macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    After a couple months of the ram upgrading issues for the MacBook Unibody, i am asking if anyone has tried buying the cheap no name ram off ebay (link)

    And if they had any issues with it? i dont know if i should order these or get from a different brand like mushkin or corsair?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Why take the chance? Crucial or Newegg are only a few bucks more and very reliable.
     
  3. mmulin macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Your chances with non-name eBay RAM are 50:50. It might even work in the beginning but RAM shows its colour long term.
     
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Let's see .. either buy the Crucial RAM now, or buy the Ebay RAM and then the Crucial later.

    Which option is cheaper now?
     
  5. yaroldb macrumors 6502

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    I just ordered ram from New Egg. They have a great deal here. Plus it's Crucial. Mine should be here on Monday.

    Enjoy
     
  6. Buskape thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys, i'am going to order from Crucial (didn't know that website), as newegg doesn't ship to switzerland, saves me alot of money and time! :D

    I hope everything will be ok!
     
  7. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Hate to tell you, but Crucial ram has a known incompatibility issue with unibody Macs. I had to return mine for a refund. Do a search on here or the Apple forums and you'll see tons of people complaining about issues after installing 3rd party ram. This is the email they sent me:

     
  8. Sareth macrumors member

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    It seems to be a lottery regardless of brand.
     
  9. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    Those modules in the auction are listed as being made by "Micron" the company that owns Crucial.....
     
  10. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    The PowerPC Macs used to be very fussy with RAM. The Intel's less so.

    That said, the stuff is so cheap these days, I stick with branded.
     
  11. Boston Fan macrumors member

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    Thanks for that tip! :)

    I have been keeping an eye on that very RAM from newegg, and the free shipping combined with the first time drop below $50 made me pull the trigger.
     
  12. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

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    The Crucial RAM is the way to go. I've used nothing but Crucial memory in all the MacBooks at work since 2007 and haven't had a single memory issue, aside from 2GB not being enough memory in the older intel macbooks :)
     
  13. yaroldb macrumors 6502

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    My memory from Crucial came yesterday. I installed and and have been using my Macbook Pro for a few hours. I'll watch it closely for the next few days. From what I hear it is hit or miss with this ram. Let's hope for the best. I'll keep you guys updated...
     
  14. Buskape thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I ordered from Crucial on Saturday and received them yesterday, so far no problems, i'll let you guys know if anything goes wrong..

    Thanks all!
     

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