Which RAM to use...??? Does it matter...???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by braeburn, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. braeburn macrumors member

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  2. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    I have said it before many times that I use Samsung though I pay extra for the premium. OWC, Crucial, G.Skill, and others are all fine brands.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    As long as its guaranteed to work, get the cheapest.
     
  4. xekret macrumors newbie

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    I just had a bad experience with PNY, I would avoid that brand. My friend recommended crucial since thats what he has.
     
  5. braeburn thread starter macrumors member

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    Does the voltage matter? One is 1.5v and the other 1.35v...
     
  6. One Still Sheep macrumors member

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    Depending on your use, looking at the timing of the RAM might be important; this have to do with performance and not compatibility.
     
  7. Ktulu macrumors regular

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    Owc

    I have always used OWC and have never had any issues.:D
     
  8. forty2j macrumors 68030

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    Both are listed as working with your computer... I don't quite get the voltage difference either but apparently it doesn't matter.

    The timings of these are the same, no neither is faster than the other.

    Personally I'm partial to Crucial, but in part that's probably just brand loyalty at this point. I've bought many sticks from them add all performed well so I keep buying sticks from them.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You are not missing anything. OWC has made an entire business out of convincing people their products are somehow specially made for Macs and that justifies the price premium. It is just not true. RAM is a commodity. Get whatever is cheapest that meets your specs.
     

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