RAM: 1333MHz vs 1600MHz

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spadoinkles, Nov 2, 2011.

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Which RAM?

  1. Corsair 8GB 1333MHz - $219

    12.5%
  2. Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600MHz - $159

    40.6%
  3. Kingston 8GB 1333MHz - $149

    15.6%
  4. Strontium/Hynix 8GB 1333MHz - $179

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. G.Skill 8GB 1333MHz - $179

    3.1%
  6. My brain has more memory

    28.1%
  1. Spadoinkles, Nov 2, 2011
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    Spadoinkles macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone

    I will be purchasing a high-end 15" Macbook Pro later this month and have several options for purchasing additional RAM; mainly brand (price/warranty/etc which is mostly lifetime anyway), and a 1600MHz option from Kingston.
    Take your vote!


    P.S As far as I'm aware - only the high end 15" accepts (and uses) 1600MHz.

    I've heard there are advantages of memory speed which definitely come in handy with large chunks of video - primarily what this machine will be used for (Film degree + many upcoming LARGE projects). There may be more to numbers though?

    Seriously guys... your brain doesn't have more memory. :D
     
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  3. Spadoinkles thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes. Sorry, was putting options up.
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    how does new zeland money convery to US dollars those look like high prices
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Why are those all so expensive? You can get 8GB for 1/3 of the price of the least expensive option you posted
     
  6. Spadoinkles thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not in America mate. That's our currency :)

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    Roughly US$0.75-0.80 = NZ$1. Fluctuates.
    Ridiculous I know, but heck, it's come down substantially.
    This is before haggling the Asians at the shop though.
     
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    Ah, didn't catch that.
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i would try and find a US dealer that ships internationally, you might save 40-50%
     
  9. Spadoinkles thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeaaaah thought about that.
    You don't wanna know about our dodgy delivery systems... family member ordered golf balls (heck..), two bags of fifty, and one was damaged and had 10 balls missing. Statistics prove 50% of deliveries get damaged (hahaha)

    On the more serious note. I've been taxed each and every time I get stuff from the states (everything from mobile phones to my old hdd). Good old Fedex man comes to my door at a bright and sunny morning (flippin 6AM) and demands I pay import tax before he'd give me my parcel. All in all, it becomes almost on par...


    P.S To make myself feel better, I'm getting a good education discount from overseas (where their RAM prices are pretty much identical) but am overall saving over NZ$1000 on the Mac alone.. ;)
     
  10. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    thats unfortunate, cant believe the hike in prices since your closer to China than the US or Canada were Ram is 1/3 the price
     
  11. Spadoinkles thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not just that buddy.
    Our market is pathetic. Our milk and beef is more expensive here than it is over in China, UK and Japan, who import our stuff and fly them all the way over there :/ same goes for cars too, with Lexus in particular averaging three times as much here than it is in the States (IS250 = $90,000 and LS600 = $290,000 if you've got understanding :D)

    Back to the RAM though. Is the Kingston clear or should I get the Corsair simply for brand reputation? Any other suggestions?

    Can someone confirm the benefits of the 1600MHz and that they won't simply be slowed down in the 2.4MBP?
     
  12. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i think Brand is just preference, i have Corsair but they were on sale when i bought them i didnt purposely look for Corsair exclusively, just make sure the Mac can handle 1600 ive read threads where they did not work in some MBPs
     
  13. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    I voted for HyperX..

    I just like Kingston their stuff just always works..

    I feel you on price, I left Hawaii for Germany I haven't seen low USD prices since 03
     
  14. Spadoinkles thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was in Germany this July and from the little I saw (At Saturn was it?) Tech prices are even more ridiculous over there (220-250 euros for an 8igig touch :eek:)

    With regards to above I'd have to double check. Wouldn't the Mac automatically slow it down if it doesn't handle 1600, though?
     
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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1133642 Hmm.
     
  16. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Yeah, it was probably one of the infamous german "Saturn" stores. Many certified (EHI label, whatever that means) online stores offer the same device (?) for much less (in Euros): --> Click me!
     
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    I have the Corsair 8GB 1333GHz but for 30 bucks not 219 lol
     
  19. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like the OP is posting Apple ram pricing!!
     
  20. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    op, Did you make another thread asking the same question last week or two? I recommend the Hyper X!

    FOUND YOUR OLD THREAD! http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1264210&highlight=

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    This is wrong! I use the same Hyper X 1600mhz on 2011 MBP 13' and both 15' 2.0 and 2.3! And all of them showing 1600mhz
     
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    I paid 65 euro for 8gb of 1600MHZ HyperX at K&M computer Sindelfingen...

    Honestly I paid far more for stuff before I spoke German think of it as the "you ain't from around here is ya boy" tax..
     
  22. Spadoinkles thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nah. Apple's 8GB upgrade costs $320 :p
    Insane right?
     
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  24. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Mine doesn't sadly..Kingston HyperX
     

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    You have the core i5... Not the i7
     

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