- Mac Compatible
Corsair VSA4GSDSKIT667C4 Mac Memory 4GB 2 X 2GB PC2-5300 667MHz 200-Pin SODIMM Memory for Apple Laptops
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- 4GB kit of 2x2GB modules
- Mac Memory Low Latency Solution - Increase your Mac memory performance by as much as 20%
- DDR2 - 667MHz
- non-ECC - 200pin SODIMM
- Unbuffered, CL4
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My friend purchased his memory from another manufacturer and he was having
intermittent problems with his new Mac with application crashing.
He followed my advice and purchased the Corsair memory and his Macbook is now working with no problems.
For the time I owned the laptop, this RAM did exactly as expected, with no errors or faults. It was solid and fast at the time.
I'd previously heard that RAM either works or it fails, so I didn't think the problem was the RAM. But before taking the MacBook in for repair ($$$), I did an experiment. I still had the old RAM, so I put it back in and went to a video-intensive news web page. No problem for nearly an hour. I've been using the computer for many hours now -- no crashes. Huh! Somehow this Corsair RAM has what may be an unusual and deceiving failure mode.
I bought this for a 1 day old White Macbook (late Jan '09 model) to go from 2GB to 4 GB and I immediately had problems on start-up. Also, it caused weird video artifacts and I could only guess that this is due to the fact that the nVidia video card uses motherboard ram for video ram so the corsair ram problems also showed up in video?? I double checked for proper chip insertion and it was fine.
I reinstalled the OEM ram and all problems went away. Reading other Mac boards, others have had issues with this set. However, this product has been out a while and I see here that previously 11 of 12 had good success - so who knows. Regardless, I will try another brand.
By the way, Corsair's product web site claims that "Testing has demonstrated that as much as a 28% overall system performance improvement is achieved with the new Corsair low latency memory modules versus standard Mac upgrade memory". I found that BareFeats (a popular Mac testing site) ran multiple benchmarks that showed that Corsair's CAS 4 "optimized" ram resulted in less than a 1% real world performance improvement over "standard" CAS 5 ram. If you buy this stuff, do so because of its price, but dont expect that you will notice better performance over "standard" PC2-5300 memory. (Obviously, if you are going from 1GB or 2 GB to 4GB you will see nice improvements).
Update 2/28/09: I bought 4 GB of a different brand (OWC) with the same specs and the MacBook works great.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had good results with Corsair ValueSelect in the past for non-Apple machines. So when I saw that Corsair offered Mac memory, I decided to buy the Mac memory instead of the... Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by Joseph Lammersfeld
This was easy to install and has more than doubled the speed of my Macbook! I am more than satisfied with the value I got for my money and would highly recommend this product, even... Read morePublished on June 1, 2010 by S. M. Hayes
Put it in my Macbook Pro 2.2GHz (Santa Rosa) and it worked without any problems. Got it on sale, so a good buy.Published on December 23, 2009 by Barrel Scraper
Very easy to replace RAM that came with my Macbook. I have an early 2008 macbook and this was so easy to replace. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by kiyote72
Worked like a charm. Bought the wrong RAM from PNY. Much happier with the Corsair memory!Published on November 28, 2009 by J. STANDISH
The RAM installed easily. I just followed the steps I found on the internet. And, most importantly, the rebate arrived. Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by SitcomEditor
I bought this to upgrade my newly bought MacBook. But what a disappointment. The memory was well recognized by the MacBook, but it started giving artifacts (horizontal lines on the... Read morePublished on September 11, 2009 by S. Sharma
This Corsair 2X2 4G memory works just fine for my macbook pro. I bought it to upgrade my 1X1 2G memory came with my mac. Also Corsair has the [... Read morePublished on August 17, 2009 by Jen Yuan Huang
Tried two sets in my white Intel Macbook 13".
Could not get either set to work. I am dual booting OS X and windows 7, both crashed soon after installing this memory. Read more