Is this good 16GB RAM for my new MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shopsmart99, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. shopsmart99 macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2010
  2. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
  3. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    I wouldn't buy memory that isn't from one of the well known brands. Mushkin? What the hell is that. At the end of the day all memory comes from just a couple of foundries, but not all memory is equal and we have the concept of binning. I would buy memory from Kingston, GSkill, Crucial and OWC.
  4. MacBookProzak, Dec 24, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011

    MacBookProzak macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2011
    In reference to this memory chips

    I have had this 16GB of memory in my MBP for a month now. My MBP has been ran like I typically do for 15 to 16 hours a day all without a single problem. 10's of hours of video has been edited through it, in addition to web surfing, playing music, photoshop, Word, Excel, IM and FTP all without a hitch.

    Since I do a ton of video editing on a 2011 MacBookPro, I have been following the price of these chips since it was seen on OWC at something like $1500 which was an insane price. I was thinking that I preferred the OWC 16GB chips just because it seems like that brand comes off as pretty well Mac tested. I guess these may work as well and it is all a marketing and hype between the brands. If the New Egg Corsair chips work just as well as the OWC ones, then I guess I just kept $350 in my pocket.

    If there is sever damage being done to my MBP because I am using Corsair chips, can someone please detail with some tangible facts what that damage will be. Yet so far no one has been able to provide detailed facts on the harm...
  5. shopsmart99 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2010
    Thanks for the replies. Any real world experience with Corsair or Mushkin RAM in a MacBook Pro ??
  6. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    Please, this just shows your lack of knowledge.

    Mushkin is a reputable brand, they have been around for nearly 20 years and highly regarded in performance computing.

    It seems "well known" amounts to whether or not you have heard of them. Pretty low benchmark.
  7. Flabasha macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2011
    I bought the Corsair 16gb a month ago (for 40 more bucks!) and it is working like dynamite in my late-2011 Macbook Pro, for what it's worth...
  8. shopsmart99 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2010
    Thanks! Just might go with the Corsair 16GB RAM.
  9. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2010
    Away from you
    8GB Corsair in an MBP for over a year. No issues. It's good stuff.
  10. shopsmart99 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2010
    ok, good to get some more replies,
    just wanna hear what people think about this.

    might just go with 8 GB of Crucial RAM.
  11. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    Agreed. I've been running 8 GB Mushkin for over a month, working great.

    Mushkin is highly reputable brand, especially in RAM (look at the glowing recommendations:
  12. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2011
    That price is not cheap. stop with the negative unhelpful posts. recommend something, critique a choice and then suggest and alternative, or just move on.

    I have 8GB I bought from OWC and it works fine. OWC

    The only place I have heard of mushkin was from newegg, and with no reviews I can't say that it seems the most reliable choice, especially for almost $200

    I don't mean to question your judgement, but what exactly do you need 16GB of ram for on a MBP? or just want it.


    If you must have 16GB, I'd say this is your best bet for price and reliability.
  13. rebby macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2008
    Agreed, Corsair is very good memory. I have 16GB of Corsair in one of my MBP's right now. I've also run Corsair in other Macs and never had any problems. Crucial has served me well over the years too.
  14. cybertek macrumors regular


    Aug 9, 2011
    I have been using Mushkin for many years. It is good high end memory.
  15. Matt34533 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2011

    Its actually a quality well known brand, especially for desktops. The fact that you haven't heard of it doesn't mean that its garbage.
  16. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Yes, my bad. Never seen it in the UK
  17. stavs macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2008
  18. shopsmart99 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2010
    @ Stavs : How are the Corsair 16GB performing so far ?
  19. stavs macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2008
    I havent gotten the laptop or the ram yet :)

    Laptop comes tomorrow and the RAM hopefully by saturday.
  20. mac jones, Jan 19, 2012
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    mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Dollars to doughnuts, that's the same stuff as the cheaper $128 US Cosair.

    (but then again, I have a stake in that as I bought it. You can say "I told you so" now, thanks :D
  21. shopsmart99 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2010
    @Stavs : Let me know how the 16GB Corsair RAM performs!
  22. squeakr, Jan 20, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 21, 2012

    squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    I bought Patriot RAM and have had no issues what so ever, unlike some of the Crucial crowd (supposedly Patriot tests certain of their RAM with Apple) and the prices are competitive with Crucial's offering.
  23. stavs macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2008
    Got my new MBP tonight and installed the 16gb kit. So far its working well. No issues with the ram so far, but time will tell I guess.
  24. PLin macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2003

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