Recomended Memory Brand

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gauol, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. gauol macrumors newbie

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    I have the latest macbook pro 17" 2.6, and i'm looking to upgrade to 4GB of RAM. The two brands i usually choose from are crucial and corsair. The corsair appears to have better latency. Are there particular brands that work better in the MAC?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Welcome to MR

    You'll find answers to this and many other commonly asked questions under the Guides tab at the top

    Guides : Hardware: MR Guide to Buying RAM
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    OCZ, Crucial, Corsair, Kingston. Tried all and they all are good; I like OCZ best.
     
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    i second that, ive used OCZ from the day i bought my MBP a year ago works flawlessly
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  6. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    In my every Mac, I've installed Kingston. No problems so far.
     
  7. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    I've got Crucial and Corsair memory in my Macs and it works a charm :)
     
  8. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    you're lucky, stay away from kingston i have a box full of dead kingston ram if anyone wants it
     
  9. RainForRent macrumors 6502

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    I have been dreadfully disappointed in RAM from OWC. Thank goodness for the lifetime warranty– my 1GB chip has been replaced 3 times.
     
  10. Interventionist macrumors newbie

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    Just installed 2gig stick about a month ago from RamJet:

    www.ramjet.com/?gclid=COXP3-mS4ZQCFRdinAodE1rrQg

    Lifetime Guarantee
     
  11. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Kingston has a lifetime warranty, why not you turn it in for all new ones?

    Kingston tech support +1 (800) 435-0640

    Question: is it the Kingston ValueRAM or the Kingston Machine-specific RAM?
     
  12. Fenir macrumors regular

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  13. imapfsr macrumors regular

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    gauol,
    If you live in Canada Future Shop has a great web only deal on 2GB sticks for $34.99 I ordered two for $75 delivered. Check it out
    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...angid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10101433&catid=10486
     
  14. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    anyone tried the Corsair Value Select 4GB (2 X 2GB) DDR2-667 200-Pin SODIMM in a penryn mbp? i found them for $70
     
  15. tecknical macrumors regular

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    corsair is king of RAM for me. ive used them for a while now and my uncle who is a computer repairman/builder always always uses them and he never had any problems.
     
  16. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    how's the valueselect line compared to their mac line?
     
  17. atluten macrumors 6502

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    I currently have 2 sticks of Crucial memory in my Powerbook and am very satisfied with it.
     
  18. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    owc ram is awesome, it has a lifetime warranty and really good customer care.
     
  19. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    Just installed 4GB Crucial in Mac Pro: flawless.
     
  20. fubarza macrumors newbie

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    Ditto. I orderred mine from crucial.com last Wednesday and I received it today via UPS delivery - I live in South Africa.

    The 4GB upgrade makes a huge difference, I'm extremely happy with my purchase :)
     
  21. mobi macrumors 6502

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    We have used Crucial on the last 3 Mac notebooks without any problems!
     
  22. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    I second that. I have never had a problem with RAM from OWC.
     
  23. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    For those of you who have crucials, did you buy the mac line? I have a chance to pick up a 4gb set of the value selects for $60 shipped and was wondering if there was a diff. Thanks
     
  24. fubarza macrumors newbie

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    Yup, you need to get the Macbook Pro ram. Don't get value.
     
  25. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Value Select is Corsair, not Crucial.

    In our experience there is no difference between the Corsair Value Select and the Corsair Value Select Apple line -- other than Corsair will guarantee compatibility on the VSA and will not on the VS.
     

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