RAM for 15" Macbook Pro Mid-2012

gen035

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Aug 5, 2012
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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!
 

T5BRICK

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Aug 3, 2006
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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.
 

mjn298

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Oct 25, 2011
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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
 

gen035

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Aug 5, 2012
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Montreal, Canada
Brand really doesn't matter when it comes to RAM.
Yeah I know, I was more concerned about the fact that the voltage is different. :p Thanks

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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.
Does it matter if the voltage is higher? 1.5V instead of 1.35V?
 

blazeken996

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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?
It will consume more power and the thermal emission will be increased. That's about it.
 

mjn298

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Oct 25, 2011
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Palisades, Washington, DC
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)
 

Hyde244

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Mar 16, 2008
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Cincinnati, OH
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?
 

hallux

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Apr 25, 2012
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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?
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.