Which RAM?

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  1. harrisone23 macrumors member

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    I need 4GB of RAM and I dont know which is the best. I want the Samsung RAM but is it the best and where can I get the best price?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I have the Kingston 2x2GB from NewEgg. $90 with free shipping.

    Works for me. I don't think they are Samsung chips though. Hynix isn't bad.
     
  3. harrisone23 thread starter macrumors member

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    Is Samsung the brand of the RAM or does Samsung sell their components to other companies?
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Answers to many common questions can be found under the Guides tab at the top of this window

    Hardware: MR Guide to Buying RAM

    Yes and Yes.

    Samsung makes their own complete modules, which will have a sticker with the blue Samsung oval logo. You can't buy direct from samsung, you have to purchase through a reseller. This would be called Samsung Genuine or Original. Also, Samsung makes chipsets that other third-party companies assemble onto their own modules. This would be called Samsung-on-Third.

    Don't get too hung up on the brand, choose a reputable seller who guarantees compatibility and will stand behind the RAM, of whatever brand.

    There will be absolutely no Speed difference between brands of RAM in the Mac.

    *(with a caveat about the new Corsair CL4 RAM, about which the jury is still out. We are sending some to Barefeats.com for testing)
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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