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News Posted: Thu, Mar 13 2008 1:23 PM

Corsair Announces World's First High-Performance Mac Memory Upgrade Modules

Mac Users Experience Up to 28% Performance Improvement Using New Corsair Low Latency Tuned Memory

Fremont, CA, March 13, 2008 – Corsair® www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today the world’s first high performance memory modules made especially for the Mac. The new Corsair memory modules are the industry’s first low latency modules specifically tuned for the new MacBook and MacBook Pro laptop computers.

Memory bandwidth has a critical impact on the performance of many of the advanced computing applications used by Mac consumers. Corsair’s Mac Memory features special Serial Presence Detect (SPD) profile characteristics, so that Macs can self-configure for optimal performance for critical applications ...



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frg1 replied on Sat, Mar 15 2008 7:05 PM

 hopefully they arent overpriced like apple is

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trueg50 replied on Tue, Mar 18 2008 4:33 PM

 LOL

 

Macs can use any old memory modules, SPD just means instead of 667 5-5-5-15, it might be 5-5-5-14 or some really minor change, in my opinion, you will be spending tons extra for very little if any performance upgrade.

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ice91785 replied on Wed, Mar 19 2008 8:52 AM

The majority of the cost is just because its "apple certiifed" -- Apple tech's take the ram and do a HUGE amount of testing on it and eventually slap on their label saying "its good!!" and you pay more because apple approves of it.....as opposed to taking a chance on getting cheaper RAM that could very well be not 100% compatible with your system (and its much harder to detect on Macs I am told).

Kind of a pick your poison scenario.....

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trueg50 replied on Wed, Mar 19 2008 8:07 PM

 It is just lower latency RAM that can run.

 

Macs these days take any RAM a Windows PC can, and why not? They are the exact same thing pretty much.

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frg1 replied on Wed, Mar 19 2008 8:28 PM

still if i owned a mac i would rather run the apple certified stuff that way i wouldnt void a warranty 

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ice91785 replied on Thu, Mar 20 2008 10:58 AM

As long as its listed among the apple page under the DIY section -- anythign you do will not void the warranty; as I stated above, they just support apple certified before anything else and often times if you are having HW trouble, they will troubleshoot with you until they find out you don't have certified RAM and immediately say thats probably the problem and stop the troubleshooting Tongue Tied

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