Kingston vs Mushkin

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by broadcast, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. broadcast macrumors member

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    I'm trying to upgrade the RAM on my MacBook Pro to 8GB, and I've narrowed it down to:

    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX25156(ME).aspx

    and

    http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX29670(ME).aspx

    I know Kingston is a very good brand, but I have never heard of Mushkin. The Mushkin is $30 cheaper, and I will need 2 so I end up saving $60 (quite a bit on a student budget).

    Has anyone had any experience with Mushkin?

    The 1333MHz ones are even cheaper, however I've read people have run into issues with it so I think I will avoid that route and just pay a bit extra.

    I have a mid 2010 MacBook Pro, 2.66GHz i7
     
  2. pyroo macrumors member

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    Mushkin, I have the exact same kind.

    Mushkin is a much better brand IMO, they have been around longer
     
  3. broadcast thread starter macrumors member

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  4. NickZac macrumors 68000

    NickZac

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    Both have been used and seem to work well in the MBP. With that said, you can get 8GB of Crucial RAM for under a $100 shipped and IIRC some people have gotten OWC's 'bargain' RAM for as low as $69.
     
  5. broadcast thread starter macrumors member

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    Ended up finding those kingston's for $46 each. Not too bad :)
     
  6. NickZac macrumors 68000

    NickZac

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    Good deal :)

    I don't think you can go wrong RAM wise; I've kind of gathered that RAM is either good or no good. I've used Kingston a lot with no issues and most people here who use them seem to be happy (Muskin is the same).
     
  7. wpotere Guest

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    Kingston is cheap memory and you will get what you pay for... Mushkin is a much better brand as is Crucial or Corsair.
     

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