Quick RAM question - OWC vs Corsair

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by eoren1, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. eoren1 macrumors 6502

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    Just got the 2011 Mini and looking to upgrade RAM. Was leaning towards OWC given their strong reputation. A 2x4 there costs $85 - 15 for sending in the Apple sticks. There is a deal on Corsair 8GB (2 X 4GB) DDR3 Laptop Memory Kit - 1333MHz Unbuffered CL 9 SODIMM Memory 9-9-9-24 1.5V for only $45 after $10 rebate. Any reason to not go for the Corsair?
    Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. eoren1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OWC - lifetime advanced replacement
    Corsair - limited lifetime (whatever that means)

    Also, best RAM checker/test for Mac?
     
  4. Rapscallion macrumors regular

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    I've been using Corsair in my mini for a year now without any problems, seems like a good deal to me.
     
  5. Tucom macrumors 65816

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    Kingston has been working flawlessly in my Mac Mini, but if I had the cash I would go with a higher end brand like Corsair or OWC, though not sure if it would really make much difference in overall performance or potentially even quality, though OWC and Corsair are top head quality brands AFAIK.
     
  6. eoren1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just pulled the trigger on the Corsair. Couldn't pass up $45 for 8 gigs
     
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    Apple Hardware Test (AHT).
     

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