17" RAM upgrade

BarkLan

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Oct 21, 2006
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Hi, my first day on the Forum. I am looking to add 1 gig of RAM to my 17" macbook Pro. Exclusive of price, whom has the BEST after market RAM?

Thanx,
 

meepm00pmeep

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Sep 20, 2006
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there's links in the Buying Tips,Advice and Discussion threads (up above the threads) for tips and help on buying sleeves, bags, and RAM...

here's the LINK for buying tips on RAM :D
 

BarkLan

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Oct 21, 2006
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bob5820 said:
I just bought 2GB for my Macbook from OWC for $265.00. Kind of steep but a bargin compared to what another 2GB cost me for my MacPro

thanks, did you do a lot of homework? I am looking for reputation. Did you get the Samsung RAM? i am leaning towards that...OEM and all.....
 

Apple Corps

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BarkLan said:
thanks, did you do a lot of homework? I am looking for reputation. Did you get the Samsung RAM? i am leaning towards that...OEM and all.....
SAMSUNG is NOT OEM for Apple any more than Hynix, Micron or several others. That said, I added a 1 GB SAMSUNG SODIMM from macsales to my new 17" and all is well. Don't overthink it.
 

CanadaRAM

macrumors G5
You can't decide "best" by brand. Samsung has one model of RAM that is compatible, and 100's more models that aren't. Ditto with Kingston, Crucial, Hynix, Infineon, Micron, etc.

Also, there is NO performance difference between compatible RAM modules. Brand A cannot be faster than brand B becase the Mac sets the speed, not the RAM.

If you want the lowest risk and highest success rate, go with a reputable vendor who tests and guarantees compatibility with your model Mac. They should offer a lifetime warranty, and a no-cost return/replacement (no shipping or restocking charges) if it doesn't work. MR readers often recommend (In the USA) Crucial, OWC and Data Memory Systems.

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com
 

BarkLan

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CanadaRAM said:
You can't decide "best" by brand. Samsung has one model of RAM that is compatible, and 100's more models that aren't. Ditto with Kingston, Crucial, Hynix, Infineon, Micron, etc.

Also, there is NO performance difference between compatible RAM modules. Brand A cannot be faster than brand B becase the Mac sets the speed, not the RAM.

If you want the lowest risk and highest success rate, go with a reputable vendor who tests and guarantees compatibility with your model Mac. They should offer a lifetime warranty, and a no-cost return/replacement (no shipping or restocking charges) if it doesn't work. MR readers often recommend (In the USA) Crucial, OWC and Data Memory Systems.

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com

thanks guys, i'm just a little nervous after spending a good amount of $$$, I don't want to screw it up by installing inferior RAM...
 

Apple Corps

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QCassidy352 said:
crucial is expensive, but works perfectly, in my experience.
As has Hynix and SAMSUNG in my experience. Go with Crucial/Miron, Samsung or Hynix via macsales.com or Crucial and you will be set. Buy it, install it, and start pounding those keys.
 

BarkLan

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Oct 21, 2006
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Hello, i ordered 1 gig of Samsung from OWC, will let yo know results....

thanx!
 

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