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Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of purchasing parts for my Hackintosh and I noticed that I only saw Crucial brand RAM under the parts list.

I was wondering, has anyone successfully tested other brands or am I limited with Crucial RAM only?
 

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Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of purchasing parts for my Hackintosh and I noticed that I only saw Crucial brand RAM under the parts list.

I was wondering, has anyone successfully tested other brands or am I limited with Crucial RAM only?

Of course not limited. I use Kingston RAM in my main and X99 systems and they work fine. As long as the RAM you want to use is compatible with your motherboard they should work fine and be detected in MacOS.
 
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Of course not limited. I use Kingston RAM in my main and X99 systems and they work fine. As long as the RAM you want to use is compatible with your motherboard they should work fine and be detected in MacOS.
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What about speed?
I followed the advice for the august build... I combined a Rog Maximus X Hero with the ballistix Sport DDR4 @ 2400... Would it be safe (and usefull) to change my ram to DDR4 3200 or even 4133(O.C.)?

I wouldn't want to jinx it as it all works perfectly now!
 

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What about speed?
I followed the advice for the august build... I combined a Rog Maximus X Hero with the ballistix Sport DDR4 @ 2400... Would it be safe (and usefull) to change my ram to DDR4 3200 or even 4133(O.C.)?

I wouldn't want to jinx it as it all works perfectly now!

As long as the RAM is compatible with your motherboard, they will work. It's best to check the motherboard manufacturers' RAM "qualified vendor list" for compatibility.

As for whether it's useful to get faster RAM, I feel that under real world conditions, they represent, at best, minimal performance improvement.
 
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As long as the RAM is compatible with your motherboard, they will work. It's best to check the motherboard manufacturers' RAM "qualified vendor list" for compatibility.

Thanks Pastrychef, I thought it had something to do with OSX being compatible with the RAM or would Crash if you do not use "compatible" RAM...

As for whether it's useful to get faster RAM, I feel that under real world conditions, they represent, at best, minimal performance improvement.

It is hard to find good evidence of this on the net, some site's post speed increments of 40% others see no difference at all...

I use it for Pro Tools mainly and wonder if I would see a difference...
 

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Thanks Pastrychef, I thought it had something to do with OSX being compatible with the RAM or would Crash if you do not use "compatible" RAM...



It is hard to find good evidence of this on the net, some site's post speed increments of 40% others see no difference at all...

I use it for Pro Tools mainly and wonder if I would see a difference...

No. The most important is to make sure the RAM is compatible with the motherboard. As long as it works well with your motherboard, macOS does not care what kind of RAM you are using.


In benchmarks, specifically Geekbench, RAM speed can make a noticeable difference. But in real work usage, I doubt anyone would truly notice.
 
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