Does the RAM brand matter?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lil666jrkatz, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. lil666jrkatz macrumors member

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    I think I am about to get my first Mac (a 2.2GHz black Macbook) and I'm definitely going to want to upgrade to 4GB of RAM. Here are a few sites I found. I need to know: does the brand matter?? Should I just get the cheapest one or is the more expensive brand better?

    NewEgg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208323

    Fry's
    http://shop2.outpost.com/product/5175606?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN _RSLT_PG

    OWC
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/53IM2DDR4GBK/

    Crucial
    http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=C599448AA5CA7304


    I need an honest opinion. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    brands do matter! crucial is a great site... quality over quantity!! :D
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Many commonly asked questions are answered under the Guides tab near the top of this window

    MR Guide to Buying RAM

    As long as the RAM is 100% to the correct specifications, the brand doesn't matter as much as the reliability and the policies of the seller.
     

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