RAM upgrade experiences

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by squeeks, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. squeeks macrumors 68040

    squeeks

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    For anyone who has upgraded using third party ram, what brand did you use and how does it seem to work for you?

    I used OCZ because ive always had good luck with that but some of my stability issues ive been having with safari and FCS have made me wonder if i made a bad choice
     
  2. Marley macrumors member

    Marley

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    i upgraded using crucial ram... no problems as of yet
     
  3. Gymnut macrumors 68000

    Gymnut

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    I bought the 4GB kit from Other World Computing and have had no problems whatsoever. I've purchased ram from them for an iMac, Mirrored door G4, and an aluminum Powerbook without problem.
     
  4. Maui macrumors 6502a

    Maui

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    I went with the 4 GB Crucial kit. 3 minutes to upgrade, no operating problems or issues at all.
     
  5. Toknee macrumors member

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    4GB, 2x2GB PC5300 kit from Buffalo, bought from Micro Center $135 each.

    Works great, no issues.
     
  6. masse macrumors 6502a

    masse

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    I've upgraded my 15 inch powerbook with Corsair Value Select, as well as a macbook.

    Worked fine in both cases.
     
  7. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    MacBook Pro: Mushkin DDR2 667 SO-DIMM bought from Newegg.
    Mac Pro: Crucial DDR2 667 ECC (with heat spreaders) also from Newegg.

    No problems with either of them.
     
  8. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    I buy Cruicial ... almost exclusively*, for my macs and my HTPC.

    Their stuff has never given me any hassle, any failures, nothing. The prices are rather competitive with other top tier memory brands too.


    *Exception being PC133 for my tower, craigslist for 512MB sticks of ECC.
     
  9. harmonica01 macrumors 6502

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    ditto with crucial

    Also keep your built in ram chips that came with the apple, that and drops aren't covered by warranty, if they show bad ram caused damage you're up a creek without water so can *cough* just put original ram chips back in...

    However, with crucial since the days of blue&white g3s, i've never had any such problem
     
  10. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

    squeeks

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    i might have to swap these out for cruical sticks if i cant get these unexpected app failures to cease with a OS reinstall
     
  11. hexagon macrumors member

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