Which Ram, do you think is a better buy?

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  1. Ronaldinho macrumors newbie

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  2. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    I would go with the Crucial RAM unless that is out of the budget.
     
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Bingo. If y'all want to pay more for brand-name RAM, go ahead--but there's plenty of under-the-radar stuff that works just as well :^)
     
  4. Ronaldinho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    True, but being as 50 isn't that expensive for a ram upgrade, might as well go with a brand name. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's all Samsung or Hynix. :rolleyes:

    In before CanadaRAM.
     
  6. brownreese macrumors newbie

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    Skip the cheap stuff--you won't be sorry

    I have had mixed experiences with "value priced" RAM. I highly recommend Crucial. Great product and the company stands behind its product.

    I have had to take several of my Macs to my local Genius Bar and the first thing they ask before they perform the diagnosis is "are using third party RAM?" My answer is always yet because you would be a fool to buy Apple's "made of solid gold--or so it is priced" RAM.

    Consistently, when I inform the genius that yes I have tried to trouble shoot by first removing the third party RAM--when they hear that the added memory is Crucial; they chill and get on with the diagnostics. Kingston would be my second choice.

    Max out your memory...you won't be sorry.
     
  7. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't, really matter, what brand, of RAM, you install.
    OWC would be my first choice for Apple systems.
     
  8. bijou macrumors regular

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    That's all I've every used, never had a problem.
     
  9. mazdaspeedjoel macrumors member

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    If your still choosing between those two, get the Kingston, its cheaper.
     
  10. McGiord, Dec 26, 2007
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    Go OWC

    Same here...


    At the end is the same thing made overseas, go for what you feel is better for you.
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  11. MST macrumors 6502

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    so what about corsair then? are they good?

    also, I ordered 2 gigs of corsair just yesterday. When I get it, should I rip out both the 512mb stock memory sticks in the macbook, or should I leave one of them?
     
  13. MST macrumors 6502

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    Well to start with I wouldn't recommend "ripping out" anything :p

    Personally I've never used Corsair but the name seems to get bandied about on the forum quite a bit; I couldn't tell you whether that is good or bad, maybe do a search and see what that comes up with?

    Is the new RAM coming as 1 x 2GB stick or 2 x matched 1GB sticks?
     
  14. forstle macrumors newbie

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    I used OWC for the RAM in my Mini, MacBook and MacPro (8-Core) and they are all VERY happy machines.
     
  15. MST macrumors 6502

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    Just out of interest [and not meaning to hijack the thread] how did you find installing new RAM in your Mini?
     
  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    My weapon of choice.

    It's easy but remember to have some tweezers or long nails. Apple at one point did use a much longer fan cable. Imagine doing it for 30 minis.
     
  17. MST macrumors 6502

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    Ahhh dude that made me cringe; I had a vision of placing the blade, applying pressure and it slipping - scarring a Mini for life, it's the kind of thing I'd be happy to do...with someone elses Mini!

    Have ever tried using one of these: http://www.ifixit.com/Apple-Parts/iPod-Opening-Tools/IF145-000?, I think I'd be a lot happier inserting that into my Mac than a putty knife.
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The Mac mini is nearly seamless. I actually have anther putty knife that was too thick to pry one open.

    I have no idea how an Apple technician wouldn't mar the case.

    Note: Apple official tool is just a putty knife with a plastic handle of the same specifications as my wooden one. :rolleyes:
     
  19. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    I've used both Kensington and Crucial RAM. Never had any problems with either brand. You may want to see which RAM has better timings and whatnot though.
     
  20. MST macrumors 6502

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    It beggars belief :eek:
     
  21. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    I have OWC ram in all my MAC's. Great customer service too...
     
  22. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    There's always this one.

    Edit: Oh, you're in the US.
    Sorry.
     
  23. esco macrumors 6502

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    the crucial memory sticks that you linked have an additional $25 rebate, making the price $32.99. I say go for the Crucial, I know I'm going to.
     
  24. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    If I paid more attention to it, I would have suggested that even if you were on a budget.
     

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