Questions about Corsair 16gb RAM Kits

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stavs, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. stavs macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2008
    There appear to be two different kits from Corsair that are 16gb. They both are the same type of memory, yet one is branded as "Mac Compatible" or something like that. Is there any difference between the two kits, or is it marketing?
  2. Acejam2k macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2008
  3. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    Most here will say it is marketing.

    I disagree however. Value RAM is typically binned at much less strict criteria. What I suspect is that the binning process for "Mac" RAM adheres more tightly to what Apple recommends.

    Of course, that data is not available to us, but is likely available to RAM manufacturers.

    The non-Mac RAM will likely work, I won't dispute that fact. But we have also seen that it doesn't always work. Going along with the "You only hear about problems on a forum," the rates at which complaints are lobbed against Mac specific RAM is far less.

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