late 2012 27" iMac on Corsair Vengeance?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by insane79, May 17, 2014.

  1. insane79 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2008
    Hi Guys,
    I got a late 2012 27" iMac with stock 8gb ram, i did some googli & found out by the manufacturer code(0x02FE) that my stock ram is from Elpida. I think they are 1.5v like the other 2012 iMacs. I was thinking of putting the corsair vengeance 16gb upgrade package & leaving the stock ones as spares. Anyone tried & are happy with the vengeance series? any performance difference specially in gaming :D will the iMac run fine with only the vengeance ram? inputs would be great.

  2. insane79 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2008
    ok at least tell em guys if the c10 won't create an issue? as the stock ram on my iMac is c11.

  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Got the vengeance RAM in my 2012 15" cMBP. Also upgraded my brother's laptop (same model) with 16GB of 1600MHz. And upgraded my sister's 2011 iMac to 32GB (4x8GB 1333MHz modules). I'd highly recommend them because they're by a trusted brand and very few people struggle with reliability.

    One of my RAM sticks went faulty about 3 months ago after over 3 years of use (previously had the RAM in my 2011 15"), but the returns were painless. Didn't need proof-of-purchase or anything like that -- just submitted an RMA through Corsair's website, put 'it failed Memtest', and got 2 new sticks back.

    So in conclusion, I'd say they're very reliable and if they go wrong, returning them isn't a hassle at all.
  4. rambo47 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2010
    Denville, NJ
    THAT'S the sign of a quality company. They immediately replace defective product, even after extended use. I got my RAM from Crucial, who is pretty good with replacements/returns as well, but I'd have no problem with Corsair.
  5. insane79 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2008
    thanks for the feedback guys, the stock ram that i got on my late 2012 imac is c11 latency & the corsair vengeance is c10, so wanted to know if there were any issues but looks like all is well:D
  6. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Running 32GB Corsair Vengeance in my iMac 2012 since the day the system was released. No issues at all.
  7. insane79 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2008
    good to see the ram has no issues running on the 2012 iMac :cool:
    you guys noticed any performance difference? the vengeance is c10 latency vs the stock that is c11. Also this ram is targeted to gamers so no benchmark differences?


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