RAM for MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kriv, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Kriv macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am looking to buy my first Mac once Leopard is released. I wanted to get the 2.4 ghz 15in MBP. The problem is I want to max out the RAM but I don't want to pay Apple's price for it. I was wondering if anyone in this forum would be able to help me out and tell me the best place(s) to buy the RAM I will need. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    You'll probably see people mention OWC a lot. It's pretty much the only place I go for Macintosh memory anymore.
     
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    What other factors are there to consider?
     
  7. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Quality... which is usually why you want to stick to a major vendor like OWC, who also happens to have great prices.
     
  8. Kriv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to distinguish the type of quality?
     
  9. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Usually by past experiences, or recommendations only.
     
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    I have a MBP and before ordering I opened the cover and looked at the memory modules. I expected to see "Apple" or something on it. Instead I saw "Samsung" (I think).

    I went to OWC and they had generic memory and Samsung memory. Maybe all memory is the same but I felt better getting the same brand name that Apple specked out. It was more expensive but I figured I'd rather pay now than pay later if you know what I mean.
     

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