RAM for 15" Macbook Pro Mid-2012

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  1. gen035 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys!

    I've been looking around to upgrade to 16Gb of RAM, I was hesitating between a couple of brands
    Corsair Vengeance (http://goo.gl/MYSoS)
    Crucial (http://goo.gl/oWVBs)
    OWC (http://goo.gl/XJeBd)

    The Corsair Vengeance use 1.5V, but the two others use 1.35V. Also they use different CL (cas latency)...so wich ones would be the best and the most stable?
    Thank you!
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    They're all good RAM, I've always had good luck with Corsair. I see a few reviews stating that it works in their mid-2012 MBP, so it sounds like it should work fine.

    The OWC memory is the most expensive, but it also has the best timing, so there is that.

    Some folks say that OWC makes the best memory for Macs, but honestly I prefer Corsair. Take your pick, one is just ~ $30 more than the other.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Brand really doesn't matter when it comes to RAM.
     
  4. mjn298 macrumors regular

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    I picked 8x2 mushkin 1.35v 1600 mhz memory off newegg tonight, will let you know how it installs

    it's CAS is 11 but i'm ok with it

    when CL9 1.35v memory comes out I'll buy it
     
  5. gen035 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I know, I was more concerned about the fact that the voltage is different. :p Thanks

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    Does it matter if the voltage is higher? 1.5V instead of 1.35V?
     
  6. blazeken996 macrumors member

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    It will consume more power and the thermal emission will be increased. That's about it.
     
  7. mjn298 macrumors regular

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    my 2012 15" came from the factory 2x2 at 1.5v so they're not being entirely honest in saying the MBPs are using 1.35v ram


    either will work, 1.35 will give off less heat and use less power (theoretically, i don't know how noticeable it is in practice)
     
  8. Hyde244 macrumors member

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    Bumping this topic as it directly relates to 15" RAM.

    Is anyone aware of the recommended RAM timing? Or perhaps what the timing is on the stock chips?
     
  9. hallux macrumors 68020

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    The timing on the original RAM from my Mid-2012 MBP was 11-11-C3. I have the modules sitting right here, removed in favor of the Corsair Vengeance in my sig.
     

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