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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chris200x9, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    hi I'm wondering how common it is to get kernal panics from 3rd party ram because my cosin is getting a macbook and im trying to convince her to install her own ram to save money but if something happens like she gets a bunch of kernal panics I'll never hear the end of it
     
  2. reh macrumors 6502a

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    You can get kernel panics from Apple ram too if it's bad. Any bad or incorrect ram can cause kernel panics. Just make sure you get the right ram and a guarantee to go with it.
     
  3. chris200x9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    newegg ram says it has a lifetime warrenty but is that the same as crucials garentee
     
  4. reh macrumors 6502a

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    I've never had to deal with either Newegg or Crucial for warranties. But I will say that I've never had problems buying RAM from Newegg. However, I always check the comments on Newegg to make sure that several people have reported satisfactory results with that RAM on the model of Mac I have.
     
  5. chris200x9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah ok thanx I just checked and the ram has gotten alot of good reviews by macbook users

    thanx again
     
  6. Mord macrumors G4

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    it's not like apple has magical ram thats perfect in every way.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The most important thing to remember is to deal with someone who'll replace it if it doesn't work in your Mac. A Mac-specialising dealer would be ideal. :)
     

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