Newegg, Cheap 16GB Corsair RAM

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  1. JT123 macrumors member

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  3. p0werline macrumors newbie

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    This looks like a good deal, with the free shipping added also. Anyone have experience with Corsair RAM? I've only bought from OWC or Crucial.
     
  4. rpmor macrumors member

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    running Corsair in mine. running fine....corsair is a trusted brand in ram
     
  5. p0werline macrumors newbie

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    Might jump on this then. Just upgraded to a MBP and still has 4gb RAM.
     
  6. fil131 macrumors newbie

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    Looks like a great deal, does the 1.5v kill your battery faster than 1.35v?

    If so how much faster does it drain the battery?
     
  7. khollister macrumors 6502a

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    The MBP's are 1.5V - you can use 1.35V RAM but it will not magically run at the lower voltage. The voltage rating on RAM is a rating for the lowest voltage it will operate at and meet the advertised specs. I believe the MBA is the only current Mac that runs at a lower voltage for RAM.

    The Corsair works fine and will absolutely be no different as far as battery life than any other 16GB RAM.
     
  8. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    What a deal...
    When I bought my 16GB, it was over 100USD :p
     
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  10. Bazzy macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    I cannot use this deal as I am UK based but the cheapest 16GB Ram I can find here is a brand called "Komputerbay" - is this a decent brand or to be avoided?

    Bazzy!
     
  11. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Amazon sells that, there have been questions about it in the past here but from what I remember no defined issues.
     
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  13. Bazzy macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Thanks, in that case, I think I'll get something from one of the more established brands!

    Bazzy!
     
  14. wedgeman, May 26, 2012
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    wedgeman macrumors newbie

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    Be wary of komputerbay ram.

    hi bought some twice, once for myself and once for a client. Bad mistake. Three of the four pieces were bad, and as I did research, it became apparent that the ram was actually offbrand with a fake Samsung label.

    Their customer service sucks. Had to do a credit card chargeback to get my money back, and it did something to my MacBook Pro to the point that I had to do a hard SMC reset in order to get it to boot right again.
     
  15. Bazzy macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Many thanks, no way I will consider it now, rather pay more for something that is tried & tested!

    Bazzy!
     
  16. whdigital macrumors regular

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    BACK IN STOCK TONIGHT!!

    Price good through tomorrow - or earlier if they run out.

    Enjoy! :)
     

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