Is HyperX RAM or Corsair?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JT123, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. JT123 macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Hi guys,

    Just tossing up whether to get just the 1333mhz 8GB Corsair set for $55 AU or Get Kingston HyperX Memory 8Gb 1600mhz for $100 AU.

    Is it really worth it for the extra money to go HyperX or just stick to the basic 1333mhz RAM to save some money.

    If it matters it is for a Macbook Pro 15 (late 2011) that I have just ordered. I have also ordered the Vertex 3 Max Iops if that makes any difference.
  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    I would say Kingston, but do not know how reliable the HyperX-RAM runs in your machine config.
  3. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2011
    I've been running the Kingston Hyper X 1866MHz PnP 8GB (2 x 4GB) in 2011 Mac Mini's without any issue. I also use the Corsair 16BG (2 x 8GB) in 15" Macbook Pro 2.3GHz i7 and 32GB (4 x 8GB) in 27" iMac. If you do not need the quantity of RAM, go with the Kingston Hyper X. You will never realize the benefit of 16GB if you don't exceed 8GB. The Hyper X is a boost in all situations.
  4. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    Get the cheaper memory. There is no need to spend extra.

    As long as the warranty is good and it has good reviews for use in a Mac.
  5. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2008
    Corsair has the better reputation but Kingston is perfectly fine. I use Corsair and Kingston in different machines and have had no issues. Go with the 1333mhz DIMMs, no need to get 1600mhz.
  6. JT123 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Thanks for the replies, have ordered Corsair.

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