About the Memory

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vodafone user, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. vodafone user macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2011
    Hello everyone,

    I am facing a little issue in buying an 8 GB Memory for mac..

    I am currently running 8GB (4*2) Ram..

    I have decided to upgrade it to 16 GB..

    I've found this one in amazon:


    but there is another version of it made for mac !?!!


    I am really confused which one to buy, is there any different between the PC and MAc ?!!

    I wanna buy one that is suitable for both MAC and PC, you know I may swap them :D

  2. JonnyBlaze macrumors regular

    May 5, 2008
    They are the same thing, just a different sticker in the photo. Both will work in a pc or a Mac. All the spec's latency etc are identical in the info on that website. Just get the cheaper of the two as there's no other difference.
  3. liquidtwitch macrumors member


    Dec 7, 2011
    Brisbane Australia
    As long as the socket, size and MHz are compatible, there won't be any issue. like 'mac compatible' hard drives there's no difference, just an excuse for manufactures and retailers to inflate the price.
  4. The-Pro macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
    they should be the same although when i purchased memory for my 2007 mbp several years back i had to buy mac version to make it work. dunno why. But you should be fine with either
  5. vodafone user thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2011
    Thanks Guys

    Any idea about the price ?!

    I see it is cheaper in US than UK :confused:
  6. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Macs were a lot more picky with memory back in the pre-Intel days, where having certain CAS timings on the modules was critical. Buying a Mac-specific module guaranteed compatibility.

    Now, this isn't nearly as big of an issue (if at all) on modern systems, with the exception of the current Mac Pro, which calls for approved thermal sensors on the modules to prevent the system fans from going haywire.

    Unfortunately, most everything tends to be cheaper in the US. However, buying from a US dealer and getting it shipped to the UK may not save you any money (in fact, you may even spend more) once it goes through customs and you have to pay the mandatory VAT.

    You may consider ordering direct through Crucial or Kingston; both manufacturers have a presence in the UK.

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