Is RAM RAM?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pcmxa, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. pcmxa macrumors regular

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    So this ram(8 GB Kingston valueRam PC3-8500) sells for around $90 compared to OWC's PC3-8500 8GB ram modules which sell for around $150. What I am wondering if ram is ram or if there are issues beyond the specs that I would need to worry about?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    RAM is pretty much RAM. I never pay extra for certain brand. Nothing to worry about, especially since Kingston is a reputable brand.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    The kingston one is only 4GB... but, like HH said, don't bother paying more if you can find the same thing for less.
     
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  5. toxic macrumors 68000

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    all memory is the same, the difference between expensive RAM and cheap RAM is that the more expensive one has more testing, so you're (supposedly) less likely to get a bad stick.

    I just buy the cheapest RAM I can find. testing it myself only takes a few hours, and my work isn't so important that I can't wait a few days to get a new module if it's bad.
     

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