need urgent answer. DDR3 Ram brand, which is best?

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  1. Mobius 1, May 3, 2011
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    Mobius 1 macrumors 6502

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    plz brands. going to order tomorrow from my friend.

    4GB (2x2GB) 1333MHz

    MacBook 13" 2008 Unibody. 2.0 GHz C2D. Mac OS X 10.6.7. 160GB Stock 5400RPM.


    will be very appreciated (+ virtual cookie)


    have heard of crucial and OWC... is it good?
    and the ridiculously expensive Corsair RAM
     
  2. mharpo macrumors newbie

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    I've used Ramjet for close to 20 years or more and have NEVER had an issue...
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I have Crucial installed in my iMac 2009. Haven't ever had any issues with it. It wasn't 1333 mhz though. I just ordered 1066 for my new Mac Mini from Amazon. 5 stars there.
     
  4. ViviUO macrumors 6502

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    They're all the same. Get the fastest/cheapest.
     
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    For what it is worth, I have to say I have always gone with crucial and had no issues
     
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    I second this. Crucial just works.
     
  9. onlnagent macrumors member

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    I have used Crucial in all my MacBook Pros and have never had a problem. If cost is a issue OWC usually has great deals on their ram and seems to have a great warranty to back it up and will let you trade in old ram to knock the price down even further.
     
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    Agreed. I only got crucial b.c the price was almost the same $$ as the g.skill.

    That being said EVERYONE uses g.skill ram in the PC world. They all OC very well. I hvn't heard of many complaints.

    IMHO OWC and Crucial is ripoffs unless you get a good price.
     
  12. RedRallyeZ macrumors regular

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    Seen that and it seems like a great deal.

    Its worth noting though that if you bring in a computer with aftermarket RAM installed to the GB, you will run into some issues. Unless you REALLY need the extra cash back, id put the original apple RAM in that antistatic bag that the new stuff comes in and stick it somewhere safe in case the need arises.

    Just a thought....
     
  13. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Crucial and OWC are both very good brands.
     
  14. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

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    G.Skill without a doubt. Used 2-4GB Sticks in my 2011 17 inch MBP, and this 4GB kit of 2x2GB will work fine for your need, and only $41.99 shipped: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231213


    Just an FYI, the 2008 MacBook (Late 2008, Aluminum Unibody I assume) will only read RAM as 1067 MHz, not 1333 MHz. You can put 1333 in them, but they will just under-clock them to 1067.
     
  15. dsio, Aug 18, 2011
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    Cheapest = best. The memory controller on all DDR3-1333 equipped macs is on the CPU these days anyway, so its not "what is the best for compatibility with a mac" as much as "what is the best for compatibility with an intel CPU" which is pretty much all of them, and even though the Core2s had separate northbridges, they're not picky either.
     
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    I've had Corsair 4GBx2 in my 2011 MBP DDR3 with no problems. They were cheap too, got them off Newegg.

    Supposedly Kingston's had issues with their RAM in MBP's...
     
  17. dsio macrumors regular

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    I'm using 2x DDR1333 Kingston sticks in my 13", the cheapest ones they make and they've been spot on, could just be bad luck.
     
  18. no3tic888 macrumors member

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    I've used Crucial and G.Skill with no problems so far.
     
  19. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Sure... if you're going to come and shill your company, at least make up lies that make sense. RAM would have zero impact on the things you listed, in other words: you're full of poop. Not to mention that 4GB of Strowhatever is the same cost as 8GB of RAM from a ton of manufactures on newegg.

    Just get whatever is cheapest on newegg
     
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    I've been using Kingston as well with no issues!
     
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    The key is to get a brand name manufacturer, at a cheap price with a good warranty that will swap out RAM that is bad without issues. I have used Kingston, Crucial, Patriot, G.Skill, Samsung, Hynix, and tons of others without issues. If you can find it on sale locally (or get them to price match) that is the best as you support your local sellers and if it does;t work you can swap out on the spot and not have to wait for returning to manufacturer for them to send a replacement (bought mine through the local CompUSA for that reason, and yes there are still some brick and mortar CompUSA's, they are rebranded TigerDirect Stores).
     
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    Did no one notice that this thread started and died almost 4 months ago? I'm sure the OP found what he needed.
     
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    Good one. Leave the advertizing out please, RAM affects neither app launching or boot time, and I have never even heard of that brand, not to mention it's double the price of many reputable brands.
     
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    Kingston, Crucial, Corsair all good, stick with names you have heard of. Same goes for tyres.
     

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