Is there any difference between Mac RAM and PC RAM?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by cruxed, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. cruxed macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2005
    Hong Kong
    Hey guys,

    I'm wanting to upgrade the 512mb stick of RAM of my Mac Mini to a 1 gb stick. After looking at the Apple Store HK site, I have found it to be extremely expensive, and in my opinion overpriced.

    My question is simple. Can I buy any sort of PC RAM for my Mac mini of which I will replace myself, or does it have to be a specific type or brand?

    Thanks for your time guys.

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    RAM is the same for PCs and Macs, but of course you still need to get the right type for your machine, just as you would have to for a PC.

    I suggest going to one of the links at the top of these forums and using one of their tools to select the correct type of RAM. Something like this.

    Hopefully the link works, if not, just go to and follow the prompts. :)
  3. caveman_uk Guest


    Feb 17, 2003
    Hitchin, Herts, UK
    Some of the Apple machines can be picky about SPD settings on memory but if you buy the recommended stuff from crucial they will replace it if you have any problems.

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