Is there any difference between these 2 RAM deals?

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  1. The Tuck macrumors 6502

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    I just bought 8GB of Corsair RAM for my 2.26ghz Core2Duo 13" MacBook Pro. I found a great deal on Amazon for $35 after a rebate. My question is, Corsair also offers "Mac-Compatible" RAM that looks exactly the same to me. Is there any difference between the Mac-Compatible RAM and the RAM that I bought? Many reviews of what I ordered on Amazon seem to be from people who bought it for their Macs and it works just fine. The only difference I can see is that the Mac RAM is more expensive.

    Corsair RAM - http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CM3X8...3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1313458918&sr=1-3

    Corsair Mac RAM - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

    Thanks,
    Tuck
     
  2. The Tuck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    *BUMP*

    Just installed the non-"Mac" RAM today and am having no issues so far. Let's hope it stays this way. I like living the life of 8GB of RAM!

    Tuck
     
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    mac certified ram is a scam to get more money out of your wallet
     
  6. The Tuck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The RAM that you got is 1333mhz and the RAM that I got is 1067mhz. The 2011 MacBook Pros can take advantage of the 1333mhz, whereas most older models use the 1067DDR3 RAM.

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    And I'm now reading some reviews on Amazon for the 1333mhz RAM that you posted saying that it is fully incompatible with Core 2 Duo Macs:

    This memory is not 1067MHZ is 1333MHZ so do not work on core 2 duo based computers, be aware
    i am Apple Certified Macintosh Technitian and do not work trust me

    Glad I got the 1067MHZ RAM!

    Tuck

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    However, I just found another review where someone said it worked fine in their 2009 15" MacBook Pro:

    I was slightly worried that it wasn't going to work since the current memory in this computer was 1066MHz but i tried it anyway since the packaging was easy to open. Well guess what it worked and works great! It shows 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3 in the About this Mac section. I mainly got this memory so I could run more virtual machines simultaneously and it does its job. Thank You corsair for making such a great product!!!
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    The Difference

    Is simply that the Corsair is branded, quality assured RAM, whilst the other is Generic memory.

    Most people find the generic memory fine...But I prefer to use branded memory when upgrading....Won't be going to 16gb for a while...I just don't need it:

    .....Yet
     
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